When it comes to Eating for Energy let’s first look at what we want to leave out. The big 4 that will negatively impact your energy levels are:
2. High Fructose Corn Syrup
3. Enriched Products
4. Hydrogenated Oil
Simply removing or severely limiting these ingredients is one big step in the right direction. Now for what to eat that will assist with energy. High on the list is leafy greens because of their nutrient density. Spinach, arugula, kale, romaine lettuce, and chard are examples. These greens are high in vitamin and mineral content as well as supplying chlorophyll and fiber. If you’re not getting a lot of leafy greens consider a powdered green drink that mixes with water. Simple to take and will help improve your energy.
Protein and balancing blood sugar levels throughout the day is crucial for good energy levels. Look to include protein in each meal in the form of eggs, fish, chicken, turkey, grass fed beef, beans or lentils. Many who are deficient in quality protein sources have low energy levels. Utilizing whey, pea or rice protein drinks is another easy way to includes quality protein by making smoothie drinks.
Quality fat is a source of energy and often overlooked. Coconut oil, flax oil and nuts and seeds are all good sources of fat and will help to keep one full and support good energy at the same time.
These are just a few examples of how to eat for energy.