5 Foods for increased energy without increasing your waistline
One cup of mushrooms provides almost 50 percent of your daily serving of iron – which is essential in transporting oxygen within the bloodstream. Without an efficient oxygen supply to our major organs, we can often feel fatigued and lethargic. Consuming mushrooms will boost the level of iron in your body, boosting the cells within the blood to transport oxygen around our body and fuel our organs to function effectively.
By eating raw, unsalted nuts your body is provided with a high-energy boost packed with nutrients and free from any form of processing. If possible, try and soak your nuts overnight in water to activate them. Activated nuts starts the germination or sprouting process, increasing the nutrient value of the nuts and allowing the body to more easily digest them.
Probiotics – good bacteria – in yogurt may indirectly help you fight fatigue. So add yogurt to cereal, breakfast or salads. Add a dollop of natural goat’s milk yogurt to your breakfast, or favorite salad to get a great boost of calcium and a huge dose of probiotics. Probiotics help to keep your gut healthy, assisting in digestion, which in turn leads to you getting the most of the food you consume and helping to fight fatigue.
Salmon contains nutrients that help the body get the most energy from the other foods you eat. Salmon is packed with omega-3 fatty acids which have been found to help lower cholesterol, potentially reducing your risk of heart disease. Not only is it great for the heart, but salmon is also high in protein, vitamin B6, niacin and riboflavin. Bottom line Salmon helps to convert food into energy – giving you a healthy wakeup call when you think you are going to fall asleep at your desk.
Spinach is extremely high in iron, magnesium, and potassium. Magnesium plays a vital role in producing energy, and paired with potassium enables effective digestion in the stomach and the regulation of nerve and muscle function. If you think you have enough spinach, think again!