Aug 27, 2019

Fitness Tuesday: Best foods for energy

Happy Tuesday!!! After the weekend, I always feel blah/have low energy when I start the week. I have been taking some supplements, which I'm going to talk about next week. Below are some of the foods that can give you extra energy along with benefits of the food. Also, there are some articles linked below for more information about why to increase you energy through food. 

Releasing sugar into the bloodstream slowly, helping increase energy. antioxidants could slow down the digestion of carbohydrates, so they release energy over a more extended period of time

Source of slow-release energy, helps regulate nervous system. 

Steel-cut oats
These oats are never cooked, starting from the whole grain. Slicing the oats into slivers, the use of steel blades help the oats keep more fiber and protein. The fiber present in oats helps blood sugar stay level by releasing the sugars slowly. 

Contains vitamin C which helps with fighting infections, mental alertness & memory.

Almonds are rich in monounsaturated fats. They are also full of protein, manganese & copper ( both help with keeping energy flowing in the body) riboflavin (helps with oxygen-based energy production). 

Salmon contains protein, vitamin B6, niacin, & riboflavin which help with converting food into energy.

Yogurt is great source of protein. It contains magnesium, which is crucial for the release of energy. Yogurt helps in providing basic energy for the brain.

Eggs contain protein and healthy fats. Consuming the whole egg helps to keep blood sugar levels stable.

Beans help keep blood sugar levels steady to keep you energized.They contain protein & are a complex carbohydrate.

Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes contain fiber, complex carbohydrates, along with vitamins A and C that provides an immune boost.

Water aids in dehydration while providing a boost of energy helping fight off fatigue.

More information can be found in one of my favorite sources:

I actually bought this book at Books A Million for around $7. It's a great source to find what foods are best to eat based on the vitamin or mineral you're looking for. The book also contains some recipes ideas for that vitamin or mineral. 

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