If you simply have too little or no energy throughout the day or find yourself losing energy in the early afternoon, you are not alone as millions of people in the West have this same problem. This is the reason quick energy supplements and drinks are a multi-billion business. We will talk about some of the foods that can provide you with energy that can last you a whole day, at least.
Because of the busy lives we have to live to survive, it is understandable why a lot of people have to rely on packaged and processed foods on an everyday basis. But, these “fast foods” unfortunately, are nothing more than stomach fillers filled with chemicals, many of which are known carcinogens. Moreover, these foods carry very little enzymes, mineral, vitamins, and energy or electron content that they can harm our body more than they can enrich it. They oftentimes only provide a caffeine or sugar boost which can give you a short spurt of energy that tends to dissipate just as fast and usually result, later on, in serious health diseases.
The following is a list of foods that besides endowing you with steady long term energy, can supply your body with adequate amounts of energy, minerals, and vitamins, and can significantly strengthen the immune system of your body.
Hummus– Hummus is rich vitamin C, protein, and essential fatty acids and is a perfect energy food. To give you an even higher energy boost, you can eat it with carrots or red bell pepper.
Leafy green veggies – These include among many others chard, arugula, kale, and spinach. Leafy greens are filled with vitamins A and C and Folate that can help fight depression.
Blueberries – Blueberries are very high in anti-oxidants and have been discovered to posses anti-aging qualities. This is why the food is considered a “superfood”.
Nuts – Cashews, pecans, walnuts, and almonds all contain protein. They can improve endurance and help manufacture the coenzyme COQ10 that generates cellular energy within the mitochondria inside each cell.
Watermelon – Rich in fructose, potassium, and energy-enhancing B-vitamins, watermelon is considered a yin food, which is effective at cooling too much fire energies (that often results in energy problems) within the body.
Lean Meats – A fatigue fighting amino acid called tyrosine can be found in skinless turkey and chicken. Lean Meats also contain B-vitamins, iron, and protein that muscles need for endurance. To hasten weight loss and promote absorption, eat them without bread or rice.
Salmon – An ounce of salmon contains two grams of Essential Fatty Acids. This fosters healthy brain function and helps to regulate insulin.
Pumpkin seeds – Pumpkin seeds, like nuts, are high in healthy fats, vitamins, and muscle-building protein. They also contain minerals such as magnesium which is essential in converting food into energy. Pumpkin seeds can help treat frequent urination problems and an enlarged prostate. They contain phytosterols, compounds that can help shrink the prostate.
Eggs – They provide a person with iron, B-vitamins and protein like lean meats
Apples– Apples are rich in antioxidants, vitamin C, and fiber, as well as fructose, which is processed by the body efficiently and quickly for energy.
Tea – Green tea and black tea both contain caffeine. But they also contain an amino acid that can improve memory and alertness: L-theanine.
Green veggie smoothies – Among greens, spinach, bok choy, watercress, kale, and collard greens have the highest nutrient density. Because of their mild flavor and high nutrient content, kale and spinach are two of the most effective. Their taste can be easily masked by bananas, apples, and other fruits.
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