Most people turn to a morning coffee to give them the boost of energy to get through the day. To avoid inevitable afternoon crashes one cup of coffee turns into two or even three. By swapping out your daily coffee you could keep your energy levels high all day!
Eating breakfast daily and snacking regularly throughout the day, as well as drinking lots of water, can keep energy levels high.
So put down the coffee mug and pick up one of these foods:
A cold glass of water right when you get up in the morning will not only wake you up but it will also kick start your metabolism. Water is important to keep the cells in your body hydrated and working as best it should. ** tip: add cucumbers, strawberries, lemons, or oranges to your water for more nutrients and flavour!
Starting your morning with some oatmeal will keep you warm, full, and happy all day.
Oats contain a mineral called selenium, which helps mood by regulating the function of the thyroid gland. Oats also release energy slowly into the bloodstream which preventing sugar highs and eventually sugar crashes.
High in iron and protein, eggs give you the strength and energy to make it through the day. Choline, a type of Vitiman-B, found in eggs is required for brain function and energy production.
A handful of unsalted and raw almonds are not only a good source of healthy fats, they also balance your blood sugar levels. Almonds can reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease too.
5. Lentils / Legumes
With a handful of lentils / legumes can kick that afternoon crash to the curb. Lentils / legumes stabilize your blood glucose levels.
A handy and healthy snack you can eat on the go! Yoghurt is full of probiotics that play a keep part in defending your immune system and boosting your energy levels. Probiotics are also said to benefit your physical and mental health.
Coconut oils consists mainly of medium chain triglycerides. This type of fat is turned into energy. Coconut oil can prevent you from feeling sluggish throughout your day.
Yes, chocolate! Dark chocolate, that is 70 per cent or more, has been proven to reduce stress hormones and cheer you up! It is also an excellent source of iron and magnesium.
9. Ginger Tea
If you need a warm liquid in the morning switch to ginger tea. Ginger tea if packed with nutrients and antioxidants that will give you a second boost in the afternoon when you most need it.
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Originally posted 2016-02-15 16:39:30.