The days are getting longer and many of us probably feel like we need a little extra boost to help us get through the day, especially during the busy and slightly stressful pre-Christmas period. Good news is you don’t need copious amounts of caffeine to get that energy boost – sometimes simply adjusting your diet a little bit might be just what you need. Below we’ll take you through a few of the top foods that can help you get you the much needed energy boost.
To start things off, we’re looking at healthy protein that is packed with nutrients. And that is, of course, salmon. What makes salmon so crucial is the fact that it not only contains protein, but is a source of vitamin B as well, which is occasionally hard to get from food. It also has essential fatty acids: omega-3s, that are great for heart, skin, and eye health.
Eggs can be eaten all throughout the day because they’re healthy and give you the kick you need. It’s also their versatility that makes them so lovable, all over the world. What they contain is protein, mono-unsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. Prior to what you may have heard, they’re good for your heart as they contain the ‘good’ HDL cholesterol.
Because of their high energy content, eggs prevent overeating and can be consumed in various ways. Have them fried, scrambled, boiled, poached, in quiche, or however you want. It doesn't matter, they’ll still taste amazing.
Yoghurt with Chia Seeds
Want the perfect combination of protein, fats, and fibre, that’s easy and on-the-go? Well, look no further than combining yoghurt with chia seeds. These two complement each other well because they won’t spike insulin levels, so your cravings are kept at bay. If that wasn't enough, the added magnesium will slow digestion.
Therefore, this meal is perfectly fine for any time of the day, especially when you’re in need of a healthy energy boost to get you through the dull periods. You’ll be more attentive, and will marvel at how tasty it is.
Fruits are an obvious choice, but it’s also easy to forget that these carbohydrates provide an unmatched source of energy, boosted by all the vitamins and nutrients you’ll get from them. Sugar is normally seen as a pick-me-up, but that can also lead to spikes in insulin and a crash later on. The natural sugar that is contained in fruits can help you avoid this.
There’s a reason why this is a staple for school lunches for kids all over the world. We all know by now, that the idea that fats are bad is a myth. The fibre found in peanut butter is also known to stabilise blood sugar levels, but it’s always better to go natural and cut out the additives.
The power vegetable that never seems to go away, no matter how many kids turn their noses up to it: spinach. And, in the long run, as people get older they’ve become very familiar with the benefits of it. It contains high amounts of vitamins, amino acids, and tyrosine.
Spinach can also be eaten in many ways, whether you boil it or eat it raw, it’ll still work. You can even add it as an ingredient to your power smoothie that will give you the advantage, while providing you with all your essential nutrients. Forget awful childhood memories, spinach is essential.
Lean beef is very high in protein and keeps you full for longer throughout the day. So much focus is put on vegetarianism these days that it’s easy to forget that meat products pack the power punch of protein that humans really need.
You’ll feel a sustained amount of energy all day long and if you consume it with a plate of veggies then you’ll be getting the balance you need in your eating plan to continue performing.