Being low on energy makes you lethargic, grumpy and fatigue and all these feelings are somehow associated with your diet. According to nutritionist and author of “The Anti-aging Food & Fitness Plan”, there are boosting foods that could help to boost up your energy. Swapping your bread, pasta and rice with sweet potatoes are most effective for steadier energy levels. Here are Top 10 foods to boosts energy levels.
You all might have seen Popeye! Spinach lover and how he becomes all energized after having spinach. Spinach has many health benefits. Spinach is highly rich in Iron, magnesium and potassium. Magnesium plays a vital role in boosting cellular energy production and also regulated the length and quality of sleep. Spinach helps in relieving fatigue, restless legs, tight muscles and even eye twitching.
2. Banana & Almond
Banana is a good source of complex carbohydrates (releasing glucose in your system more gradually than refined carbohydrates leading to steady supply of energy) and almonds contain protein. The combination of energy giving fruit sugars, magnesium, amino acids in banana and proteins and Vitamin B in almond, supply a steady energy boost.
3. Sweet Potato
It is also a good source of complex carbohydrates and being rich in fibre, they not only boost energy but also help in weight loss.
Eggs are rich source of protein and contain all the essential amino acids needed for bodily function and energy production. Vitamin B5 in eggs help in releasing energy from our food and thiamin in eggs helps in converting carbs into energy. Eggs are good for men and women who are undergoing endurance training.
Being rich in carbohydrates, they are the primary fuel that body uses for energy and also helps in maintaining glycogen levels and preventing fatigue.
They are brilliant combination of fibre, protein and healthy fats and deliver steady levels of energy. As they have low Glycemic index, they regulate the level of blood glucose too.
Being highly rich in iron, it helps in fighting fatigue and lethargy and also helps in the production and movement of oxygen throughout our body.
Maca is commonly available in powder form and have been found beneficial in boosting the level of energy in our body. It is rich in vitamins, minerals and enzymes and does not stress the adrenal glands( these glands produces stress hormones) and support body’s cells to produce energy.
9. Sunflower & Pumpkin seeds
Most of us just throw away the seeds of pumpkin, thinking them as waste. Reconsider and save them. Sunflower and pumpkin are rich in minerals, fibre and essential acids helping in energy production and promoting endurance. They also contain high levels of protein, which helps in releasing energy overtime rather than in one spike.
Salmon is rich in Omega 3 and Vitamin B complex and helps producing energy.