Fatigue is often related to stress, lack of exercise, lack of sleep, and poor diets. Energy comes from calories provided by carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. Nutrients that are needed for the body to convert them to energy are: B vitamins, carbohydrates, fiber, antioxidants, protein, iron, magnesium, and water.
Bananas-Rich in Potassium and energizing B vitamins, great for a pre-exercise snack!
Salmon-The Omega 3 Fatty Acids jump-start your body’s energy production, brain activity, and circulation. Great for brain health, heart health, and promote better moods!
Curry-The Turmeric, Cinnamon, and Cumin boost energy levels with high antioxidants, normalize blood sugars, and promote circulation throughout the body!
Legumes-Lentils, kidney beans, chickpeas, and other beans keep your blood sugar stable, to avoid afternoon crashes. They are a great source of iron, helping to oxygenate cells!
Eggs-The iron and protein in eggs combined with choline, a B-vitamin essential to brain function and energy production, offers a powerful energy surge!
Citrus Fruits-Vitamin C in lemons, limes, oranges and other citrus, strengthens your immune system. A strong immunity can help you resist and fight off illnesses more
easily with less of a drain on your energy reserves. Vitamin C also helps your body absorb more iron from foods and supplements!
Yogurt-A combination of healthy carbohydrate and protein, with probiotics to power up your immune system and increase energy levels. A great post-exercise snack!
Kale and other leafy greens-Nutrient rich with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to boost energy, immunity, and anti-aging!
What are your favorite energy boosting foods or fluids? You will find if you regularly exercise, eat nutrient rich foods, and hydrate often, the body will remain energized longer! Give it a try and let me know what works for you…
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