5 Nutritious Ways to Boost Your Energy Levels
By Stephen R. Farris
Has your energy level gotten to the point where you sometimes feel drained more than usual? If so, there are a number of things that could be causing it. Maybe you're not sleeping good at night, tossing and turning, trying to find a comfort zone, or you're working too many long hours on the job.
Whatever the problem may be, you might look into what you're eating in your diet. If you're not eating the right foods, such as green, leafy vegetables, fresh fruit and lean meats, all of which give your body much needed vitamins, minerals and protein, then you may want to change up your eating style.
Here's a few "foods" for thought that you should consider adding to your daily diet. The results could energize you!
Natures peel and eat fruit, filled with carbs, potassium and Vitamin B6, which can give your body a boost in energy. You might try eating more bananas in the morning to help start your day, or as a snack during breaks at work.
Fatty fish contains omega-3 fatty acids and B vitamins, and is a good source of protein. There are several varieties of fish that contain these properties. Two of the most popular are salmon and tuna.
If you're looking to add more fiber in your diet, and gain a little more energy, then brown rice would be a good food source to choose. Not only for the fiber, but manganese as well. Manganese aids your body's enzymes in breaking down carbs and proteins, helping turn them into energy.
Coffee has long become a staple in every corner of the world. It's probably the number one beverage consumed in the morning and throughout each day. The benefits of coffee can be related to its rich caffeine content. When consumed it's a real eye-opener for the brain and other parts of the body, to get you up and going.
Eggs have long been associated with breakfast, however, they can be consumed at any time of day and are used in a variety of dishes. Eggs are a great source of protein and are also rich in B vitamins. For the most part, folks like them fried, scrambled, hard boiled, or soft boiled, and poached.
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