An often overlooked way to keep our energy levels high and our moods stable is to eat the right foods. If you feed your body the right building blocks, you can boost your energy naturally without resorting to caffeine or supplements – after all, you are what you eat.
Generally speaking, all food gives you energy. BUT some foods are certainly better at providing the energy boost you need – due to their nutritional composition. So why not try these 3 delicious and energy boosting power foods the next time you are in a little lag:
Black beans pack both protein and fiber, which is a great combination to help boost energy and then keep it stable. Protein helps by keeping you fuller for longer, and fiber helps keep your blood sugar level steady – allowing your energy level to stay at an even keel.
Beans also contain magnesium (close to a third of your recommended daily intake in a cup). Magnesium helps to relax the body so it can rest and restore energy.
Walnuts are a great energy boosting snack due to their perfect composition of healthy fats, fiber and protein – keeping you nourished and sustained. They’re packed with good fats, which help you stay full; fiber, and nutrients like selenium, vitamin E, and omega-3s.
Steel Cut Oats
Oats contain quality carbohydrates that are stored in the body as glycogen and provide fuel for our brains and muscles. In addition, the soluble fiber in oats takes longer to digest and helps extend the energy boost you get from carbs for long-lasting energy. For this reason they make a great pre-workout meal.