Tips to increase your energy the right way:
- Blue, Red & Purple Berries
- Oranges and or other fruits high in Vitamin C
- Wheat bread
- Eat More Often
- Start early
- Eat eggs.
- Omega 3’s
- Orange and yellow-colored vegetables
Antioxidants are a great source of energy booting nutrients and the color of berries comes from anthocyanins which is a powerful antioxidant.
The link between citrus acid deficiency and chronic fatigue is well documented and Vitamin C helps you absorb necessary nutrients from foods as well.
Trading white bread for wheat bread is a good move. Wheat bread has a lower glycemic index than white bread which means that the sugars are not as easily digested by your body which avoids the spike in energy and the low sugar crash afterwards. Eating complex carbs gives a more even supply of energy to your body.
Instead of having “3 Square Meals”, try eating less food but more frequently to maintain a steady flow of energy instead of shocking your body. Just make sure to avoid high sugar and fatty foods so you are not on a rollercoaster of ups and downs all day.
Having a satisfying breakfast will allow your body to start the day with a full battery.
Yogurt with live cultures keeps your digestive system clean, which helps your body absorb all the nutrients from food. That makes you healthier and more energetic. Yogurt is also a good low-fat snack.
When people have eggs (mostly protein) for breakfast, versus bagels (all carbs), they feel more energy and eat less at the next meal. Protein makes you feel fuller without feeling stuffed, and they provide a steady stream of energy for your body (versus the quick high and crash of carbohydrates). Eggs are a great for breakfast or as an addition to a lunch salad.
Cold-water fish, like salmon, mackerel and herring, are premiere sources of omega-3 essential fatty acids. These are fats our bodies can’t produce, so it’s essential we include them in our diet
Squash, carrots, sweet potatoes and leafy greens contain carotenoids, a pigment our body converts to vitamin A. Eating lots of these vegetables will not only provide a good source of energy but will also help maintain healthy skin and hair, protect against prostate cancer, promote healthy vision and even provide protection from sunburn.
Beans, peas, peanuts and lentils are all part of the legume family. Legumes are rich in folic acid, calcium, iron, potassium, zinc and antioxidants. Their high protein and complex carbohydrates provide steady energy that lasts for hours. These are also great for vegetarians who need protein.