Do you feel tired and have trouble getting a good night’s sleep. If you drink so much caffeine that your friends forward you social media memes featuring squirrels drinking coffee, it’s probably time to rethink your energy sources. Did you know that other foods, besides caffeine, boost your energy levels?
Interestingly enough, these same foods that help rush energetic nutrients to our bodies are also responsible for helping us to lose and maintain a healthy weight, fight heart disease, lower blood pressure, and reduce diabetes risk.
Is it totally like our bodies are trying to tell us something? Are you listening? Learn to banish fatigue with food (and a healthy dose of daily exercise). Stay healthier and have more energy by eating more of the right foods.
What should you eat for energy to banish fatigue?
I’m currently taking an inventory of my pantry. I usually try to eat health. I found a couple of half-eaten bags of chips. I’m proud of myself because they were only half-empty :). Otherwise, I also tend to stock lots of low-sodium canned beans. I have varieties of nuts. We store several boxes of whole grain cereals and oatmeals. Ok. I also have several bags of grits. I’m a southerner. What can I say?
My refrigerator stays stocked with a variety of vegetables. Currently, I have several bell pepper colors, a container of Super Spinach, some green onions, radicchio, carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, and several other veggies.
My freezer has more vegetables, a variety of frozen fish and seafood, tofu, and homemade vegetable broth. I also have a couple of pizzas and quick frozen meals. Come on – even a health and fitness blogger needs a night off. It’s all about moderation and flexibility. I even have a blog post planned on this topic!
Eating for Energy In a Nutshell
I love this infographic from the Fix. I had a whole blog post worked out with all this information. But… here it is! Save it, print it out, put it on your fridge, and reference it for later.
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