It could be a stressful job, not getting enough sleep, a busy social calendar, the 20 extra curricular activities your kids are participating in or just finding the energy to make it to the gym, at some time or another, we’ve all felt we could use A LOT more energy in our day.
A great place to start when it comes to not feeling like you have enough energy is to take a close look at your diet. The reason why you have low energy could be because you are lacking certain nutrients or macronutrients your body is craving.
For example, simply not eating enough carbs during the day can often lead to feelings of fatigue and lack of energy in itself. However, you want to make sure they are the right type of carbs and not just any ol’ carbohydrates like shoving a donut in your mouth when you are feeling tired. Also, healthy fats are also super important for optimum brain function. If your brain is lacking, this could require more energy from your body to fuel it properly which can then, in turn, make the rest of your body feel tired.
Try adding more of these 7 foods into your diet and see if you notice a change in your energy levels.
Bananas are an excellent source of the good type of carbohydrates. Bananas also contain high levels of potassium and vitamin B6 that your body likes on a regular basis.
Avocados contain good fats from monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids. The best part of these types of fats is that they can be stored in the body to be used for energy.
Green tea delivers a great caffeine boost to the body from the L-theanine contained with it. Additionally, green tea contains high concentrations of antioxidants that can help release the body of stress and inflammation. If you into something a bit more adventurous than a green tea bag in hot water, we suggest our SUPER FUEL. SUPER FUEL gets it energy properties from green coffee seed and green tea for an energy boost that keeps you sharp and focused, without the jitters or crash.
“We all know oranges are known for their high concentrates of vitamin C but they also contain other powerhouse nutrients. Oranges contain antioxidant compounds that can provide protection to the body from stress, which we all know how draining stress can feel.
Sweet potatoes, often seen as a starchy carb is unlike other starchy carbs. Sweet potatoes are high in fiber and complex carbs which means your body digests them at a slower pace. Typically, our bodies digest carbohydrates fairly quickly, but with sweet potatoes and their slower digestion rate, your body gets a steady supply of energy.