5 Foods To Boost Your Energy
Are you sick and tired… pun intended of having no energy? Well be tired no more after reading today’s blog on the 5 foods to boost your energy. They will help you to stay focussed throughout your day, train harder, study better and have more energy for your partner or whatever else in your life you find yourself struggling with when it comes to energy.
1. Dark Leafy Greens
Dark leafy greens are top dog because they are so uber high in vitamins. b
Broccoli baby spinach, spinach, cabbage and kale are what we’re talking about here guys! To get the full benefits you should be aiming for at least 2-4 cups per day.
Besides the vitamins, dark leafy greens are also really high fibre which your gut health will thank you very much for increasing. Fibre keeps everything working properly in the body. Good gut health leads to a happier and more energised you. Say goodbye to bloating and hello to you body feeling sensational. If you have stomach problems on a regular basis, then you should be eating at least one serving of leafy greens per day.
2. Citrus Fruits
Fruit overall is fantastic at boosting energy. Natural sugar really helps your brain and your body. However, in particular citrus fruits contain the power to really give you a boost like no other, they stimulate the brains sensory systems. Just from the beautiful smell of an orange or grapefruit your senses become alive and your focus zeroed in.
If you’ve got a massive day ahead or you’re feeling a little weary at lunchtime tuck into a juicy orange, grapefruit or a mandarin to really give you a kick.
3. Dark Chocolate
Whatttttttt? Dark chocolate does contains contains vitamins, fibre, antioxidants and minerals and with the cacao dark chocolate can even give you a small dose of caffeine. It’s not so much that it’ll keep you up at night but it’ll help you finish those last few pages on your report/assignment/book you want to get done before bedtime.
Natural healthy fats help your body to sustain energy over a longer period of time, this helps those big drops in energy after snacking on sugary/processed carby things. For sustained energy, nuts are what you want to be getting on! Unless of course you have a nut allergy in which case I definitely wouldn’t recommend getting on the nuts. If you want (should) to keep them really good for you, try to mainly eat them raw. Your insides will be far more grateful.
Nut Tips: Keep a jar of them at your desk at work, grab a handful when you’re hungry on slumping in energy. Walnuts, Almonds and cashews are best but all nuts are great!
This may come as a surprise and 99.9% of people who start training with us at the pit are barely drinking 1L of water per day.. you need 3-4L. Your brain legitimately cannot function properly unless it is hydrated. So, drink, drink, drink, drink! A cool tip is to add some lemon or lime slices to your water. That way, not only are you getting the benefits from water but you also get the citrus benefits as well!
Wrap Up: What you need to do in order to complete the boost in energy combo is combine regular training with these energy baked healthy foods. Lift weights, walk, stretch, run (if you must), yoga every day.Once your body has had a chance to adapt to this lifestyle you will feel more energised than ever, with a better functioning mind and body.