Eating for Energy – Banish fatigue with food

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Eating for Energy - Foods that increase energy and boost stamina - Learn to Banish fatigue with food
Eating for Energy – Foods that increase energy and boost stamina – Learn to Banish fatigue with food

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.

Eating for Energy - Foods that increase energy and boost stamina. If you are low on Energy, try these foods. Banish fatigue with food.
Eating for Energy – Foods that increase energy and boost stamina. If you are low on Energy, try these foods! Source: Fix.com Blog
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Happily married to the love of my life. It's just us, our 5 cats, and our beautiful woods. I'm loving living back in the Florida panhandle being close to family. I love cooking, living a healthy lifestyle, taking care of our cozy home, and trying new things.

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Alicia Taylor

Happily married to the love of my life. It’s just us, our 5 cats, and our beautiful woods. I’m loving living back in the Florida panhandle being close to family. I love cooking, living a healthy lifestyle, taking care of our cozy home, and trying new things.

We enjoy hosting parties and my husband and I are both avid gamers. You can find me on PS4 as SunshineFlaGirl. We also play tabletop RPGs and eurogames.

11 Comments

  • Cassie

    January 27, 2017 - 6:17 pm

    This is a great read for anyone who wants to do better with their nutrition. We all need to remember the reason why we eat which is for “nutrition.” If you’re eating food that has very little to no nutrition, you’re wasting your health.

    • Alicia Taylor

      January 28, 2017 - 11:33 am

      I couldn’t have said it better!

  • Kristen from The Road to Domestication

    January 20, 2017 - 3:17 pm

    This is excellent! And much healthier than grabbing a soda or a coffee for the caffeine content!

  • Laura Funk

    January 20, 2017 - 10:36 am

    I firmly believe in foods changing your life. We have been really working on this as a family and set some motivation for our family to be successful. Thank you for the infographic

  • Kristin

    January 19, 2017 - 10:46 pm

    I could definitely eat more to add iron to my diet. What a great resources this graphic is!

  • Paula Atwell

    January 19, 2017 - 8:51 pm

    This is a lot to take in all at once. I definitely could use more energy. I will have to study your chart to understand what I am doing right and what I can improve.

    • Alicia Taylor

      January 21, 2017 - 1:07 pm

      For the most part, it’s the same advice – avoid processed food, limit sugar, eat whole grains, high fiber vegetables, lots of beans, and green leafy things. Don’t forget foods with healthy fats like avocado and nuts. If you aren’t a vegetarian, eat salmon and tuna.

  • Keikilani

    January 19, 2017 - 8:50 pm

    Foods we eat truly do affect our bodies! I love this graphic. I am a visual person, so this is a perfect reference guide.

  • Laura B

    January 19, 2017 - 6:45 pm

    The foods we eat most definitely affect our energy levels. One of my 2017 goals is to eat more veggies. I typically do pretty well with veggies but I’m going to try decrease my grains and replace them with more veggies this year. Good luck in your healthy eating goals for this year!

  • Heather

    January 19, 2017 - 3:43 pm

    What a great info graphic! This is how I should be getting my vitamins instead of popping supplements!

    • Alicia Taylor

      January 19, 2017 - 3:47 pm

      I still take my supplements. It’s hard to get everything – even in the healthiest diets.

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