If you think that your morning lag can only be cured with a cup of coffee? Then this is where you go terribly wrong. Because coffee is not a healthy alternative, in order to find yourself a good source of energy you need to look into the smallest of things, things that you have been particularly ignoring for some real lame reasons.
So before you think that caffeine is going to be topping your list of power boosters we have compiled our list of the world’s best natural energy boosting & fat burning foods to put you to awe.
Ever thought about starting your day through body detoxification rather than caffeinating it? Well, you better change your route now, because this is becoming a rapidly increasing fitness trend and a lot of people are actually benefitting through detoxification.
With the hydration that water instantly provides to you, lemon added to water balances the levels of electrolytes in the body that enables the cell to work to their fullest. It is like the gasoline for cells. Fatigue is one effect of poor hydration and women who actually do not take care of their daily water intake are far more tired than any individual who sleeps and drinks well.
No matter how much you hate on to fruits you need to realize that nothing in the world that has been artificially sweetened can give you long lasting benefits in comparison to these natural foods that will give you only the goods and will help you get rid of the bad at the same time.
Fruits are a source of natural sugar that balances the blood sugar level without disturbing it. Sometimes your lack of energy is an effect of low levels of blood sugar. For smoothie lovers, a blueberry, strawberry, and yogurt smoothie is more like a power drink in the morning. But if you don’t feel like working too much in the morning than go for a banana or an apple as these two are full of iron and fiber that will keep you full for the day.
Handful Of Nuts:
This is a happy call for all the nut lovers but we need to draw a line here. Having a good amount of nuts does not mean finishing a 100g pack of macadamia nuts. You need to control your portions because too much of everything is bad. Yes nuts, work on to reduce the levels of bad cholesterol in the body but they are extremely warm in their effect and too much of nuts can actually cause allergic/acne breakouts.
As for hazelnuts, cashews and almonds they are full of magnesium and this helps the body to convert the sugar present inside into useful energy. This is the kind of transformation we are talking about, unlike snacking over junk food where the food is simply converted into fat.
Women you might be feeling as if you are allowed to live in heaven, which is also true to some point because whenever we talk about chocolate we always feel a sudden lift in our moods. Chocolate plays a very vital role in a woman’s life because we often need a good mood-booster and here we find one in chocolate.
It is advised that you can actually surprise yourself with a small chunk of dark chocolate post-meal, as this will help with the presence of theobromine that is known to help in digestion and with any kind of cranky mood.
Whole Wheat Bread:
The world likes things white but this shouldn’t be your only practice with food. Doesn’t matter if you like white stuff (rice, sugar, flour, pasta) when we talk of including whole wheat in your diet we know what we are talking about? Whole wheat is based on complex carbohydrates that provide far more energy to the body than the usual bread that basically stuffs your belly and your body of fat. A slice of whole wheat bread will keep you more full than a bowl of white rice. You can even devour a granola bar on snack time and you won’t be feeling guilty afterwards.
So the greens are actually pretty high in iron and we all know that since we were kids and our moms were after our lives to finish up all the greens on the plate. We used to hate it and most of us still hate it. Even Popeye got all his energy from a can of spinach and we have been thinking it all to be wrong. Greens help the body by adding direct iron to it. Asparagus is loaded with vitamin B that works to convert carbs into glucose that boosts the overall energy of the body.
You are thus allowed to do some snacking over peanut butter topped on a whole wheat bread. It has to be an organic option for you since peanut butter is actually packed with nuts that are full of good fats, protein and fiber whereas if you are serving yourself routine butter and jam then we are actually disappointed at your choices. One thing to look out for is that you better not over do the peanut butter on the toast; two tablespoons are pretty good for a serving.
Doctors have been saying it, nutrionist have been saying it and we will say it again that seafood should be a compulsory part of your weekly diet. In fact there should be a day dedicated especially to seafood in its entirety. Salmon is one of the best fish you can opt for as it is loaded with omega 3 fatty acids that work to provide good energy that boost up not only the physical power but the mental capabilities as well.
Salmon is a great choice to help reduce cholesterol and blood pressure. Low cholesterol means great flow of blood throughout the body.
Yogurt is the one of the best choices for dairy lovers and in comparison to the routine yogurt; Greek yogurt is healthier with more fiber and protein. This can become an easy to make, lunch, snack or dinner treats. Simply take out a few tablespoons of Greek yogurt and add in some fresh berries and nuts and you made yourself an energy packed, complete meal that will not only satisfy your hunger but will also keep you going for the rest of the day.
This is a renowned Middle Eastern snack that Arabs love to serve with almost every meal in a day. Hummus is prepared out of chickpeas, tahini sauce, olive oil, lemon juice and some garlic. Even a spoonful of this Arabic delight will not only tantalize your taste buds but with beans and olive oil combined together, this becomes a great fibrous option to go with your crackers, toppings over whole wheat bread and a lot more.
Your choices do not have to be too lavish; it should be simple yet packed with good fats, mineral and nutrients that help the body to breakdown the sugar and convert it into energy that will help you survive throughout the day.