The sustenance you fuel your body with plays an important factor on your mood and level of energy. Ultimately, you want to nourish yourself with energizing foods that are rich in complex carbohydrates, protein, antioxidants, fiber, minerals, healthy fats and vitamins. These types of food will keep you light which will inspire you to move more. Eating a balanced diet consistently is sure to provide you with energy all day long. That cup of daily caffeine may help you get going for the moment, but incorporating these nutritious foods in your everyday eats will provide you with the zest and brain power to conquer your day!
Eggs – Eggs are by far the most nutritious and wallet-friendly item on the grocery list. They are packed with high-quality proteins, vitamins, good-for-you fats and a variety of minerals. On average, an egg contains 77 calories, 5 grams of fat, 6 grams of protein along with 9 essential amino acids such as iron, phosphorous, selenium, Vitamin A, B12, B2, etc. Opt for DHA enriched eggs which will give you an extra boost of omega-3s!
The bright, round yolk of an egg is rich in choline, which is food for the brain. According to Readers Digest, our brain cells use choline to make acetylcholine in order to communicate with neighboring cells. This is important for maintaining memory. All in all, eggs for breakfast is a perfect way to prepare your brain to start the day.
Water – Our bodies are made up of 60% of water. Skin, muscles, and brain are mostly made of water which means we need to constantly be replenishing ourselves with H20. Research has proven that dehydration is the culprit for a slow metabolism and low energy. More often than not, we mistake hunger for thirst. Remember to drink at least eight glasses of water. Up your intake if you’re extremely active. A simple rule to follow is: drink a glass of H20 before each meal and snack.
Here are a few ways to spice up your H20:
– Add fruits such as lemon, lime and berries
– Throw in cucumbers, basil or mint
– Adding Fit Life Tea’s Organic Energy or 28 Day Organic Teatox gives plain water amazing flavor and a bonus of health benefits.
Lean Proteins – Protein acts as the repairman for the muscles and cells in our body. It provides satiety so we don’t overeat between meals. Great lean protein choices that will fill you up without the food coma are grass-fed beef, grilled chicken, eggs, beans, milk, pork tenderloin, etc. Visit our recipe page for some healthy cooking inspo!
Bananas – are the easiest on-the-go snack there is. One medium banana has 105 calories loaded with potassium, fiber and even a little bit of protein to provide your body with a lasting energy boost. It’s an instant pick-me-up and filling fruit to store on your desk, in your bag or car. Go bananas!
Quinoa, Oatmeal, Whole-Wheat – Complex carbohydrates will give you an instant boost of energy. Unlike white buttery refined breads, complex carbs will not spike your blood sugar, which is the cause for your afternoon slump. Other complex carb options you can start including in your daily food group are: brown rice, whole-wheat pasta, rye bread, oatmeal, red quinoa, lentils, beans, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, corn, etc.
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