So many people are inflicted by a low energy level that it affects their life in an incredibly negative way. As a gym owner I was advising people on how to boost their energy nearly as much as I was teaching them how to lose weight or build a toned muscular body.
The truth is when it comes to raising your energy levels there are some simple changes one needs to make in their life to bring about significant improvements.
Making the right choices when it comes to nutrition, exercise, supplements, stress relief and positivity in your thoughts will dramatically increase your energy levels and provide the fuel to enable you to stay energised all day long.
When I was asked for advise by my clients on how they could enhance their energy levels I would start by telling them a few NOT do does.
- No Junk Food
- Control your emotions, anger, fear, anxiety because these will dwindle your energy levels
- Sedentary Lifestyle
- Lack of Sleep
- No alcohol or at least keep it to a minimum
- Lack of exercise
- Unhealthy diet including overeating and eating at wrong times of day
When you are filled with energy on a daily basis you will find it benefits you in so many ways, including a healthy mind, a healthier body and a healthy spirit. You will feel a power running through you that charges you up to accomplish so much more.
I want to write a serious of articles to help you in raising your energy levels and I’m going to start by telling you about 10 great energy enhancing foods.
Let me give you 10 great foods to start building up your reserves of energy.
1. Bee Pollen
Bee pollen is considered one of nature’s most completely nourishing foods. A great source of the energy essential vitamin B. It’s loaded with vitamins, enzymes, minerals and amino acids. Also has bioflavonoids an ingredient great for both health and energy.
As its getting close to Halloween I just had to include this. It is truly an energy superfood. Loaded with Potassium, Magnesium, and Vitamins C and E, Nutrients and Fiber. The nutrients in pumpkin are really superb.
3. Kiwi Fruit
If you are feeling burnt out and tired, add kiwi to your diet. Kiwifruit are an exceptional source of vitamin C, Potassium, Fiber and Magnesium. Kiwis are among the most nutritionally dense fruits, full of antioxidants.
4. Green Drink
My best selling product over at Slim Express is Proto-col Green Magic an awesome energy boosting healthy drink that I swear by. Green Magic is a fusion of 16 of the world’s most powerful super foods, packed with vitamins, minerals and nutrients to promote energy, vitality and youthfulness. Just one 3g teaspoon contains the equivalent of 5-7 portions of fruit and vegetables.
The ingredients of Hummus contribute nutrients for energy including pureed garbanzo beans, sesame-based tahini, olive oil, and lemon juice. The fiber and protein provided by the beans stabilize blood sugar, take the edge off hunger, and boost energy.
6. Hot Peppers
Hot peppers for example vayenne, habanero and jalapeno’s all containing a natural compound called capsaicin, which many people report to it having a fantastic effect ion energy.
Seasame seeds, pumpkin seeds are great for energy. Containing fiber, protein, nutritious fat and minerals these make a great energy snack. Sesame seeds, my favourites are chock-full of magnesium — a mineral that cells need in order to turn the food we eat into natural energy boosters our bodies can use.
A high fiber food that contains protein, low on gi scale makes a great energy boosting breakfast. As the fiber takes so long to digest, having this healthy food for breakfast should power you through the entire morning. Throw in some berries and you have an awesome energy fuel to start your mornings.
9. Pomegranate Juice
A combination of nutrients and low sugar that again has been found by many to be a great energy booster. Loaded with antioxidants including polyphenols, such as tannins and anthocyanins. A great energy drink but with so many health benefits.
10. Beans and Lentils
A great source for sustained energy. High Fiber and providing a combination of both carbohydrates and protein. As a good, low-fat source of protein, carbohydrates, magnesium, and potassium they really complement your diet.
There you have it 10 delicious tasting healthy items that are going to help you increase your energy levels.
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Great post! Pomegranate juice is the best, and this gives me a great excuse to start drinking more of it.