Every once in a while you feel like you don’t have the energy to do anything at all today. Even though you slept in till noon. Especially during winter time, finding energy and feeling fresh and ‘alive’ can get hard sometimes. But there is a solution! Some (healthy) foods can give you the energy you need to get you through the day.
Okay, this is an easy one. We all know that eating healthy is important blah blah blah. Yes, I hear you thinking. But fruit is easy to stick to. It’s healthy and has a bunch of vitamins and glucose that your body will turn into energy. Besides, it tastes so nice and sweet. Almost like eating candy!
Green vegetables are full of iron and protein. Especially spinach. If you don’t like cooked spinach, you can also make a salad of it. Add some tomatoes, nuts, pickles and some goat cheese. It’s really healthy and gives you a lot of energy.
Almonds are tasteful and healthy. But make sure you have unsalted ones. Almonds also have a lot of proteins. You can put it in your salad or mix it with yoghurt and add some fruit to it as well. You can also eat it alone as a little snack.
Honey is almost like energy drink. It’s a sweet natural product that can help for anything. In a previous article I wrote that honey has healing effects. But it also gives you a high energy boost.
Eggs are really healthy. It contains A LOT of protein which gives you energy. You can cook it in multiple ways. Boiled, baked, fried. Boiled is the most ‘skinny’ way though.
There’s the yoghurt again. Yoghurt contains a lot of magnesium and calcium. So this will help you to get an energy boost. You can eat it for breakfast, lunch or as a snack. It’s really nice and you have a bunch of flavors to choose from.
Fish contains a lot of omega-3. It has healthy ‘fats’ and provides you from heart attacks. It improves your mood and your health. For example salmon. This definitely gives you some energy.
There it comes, coffee. Or any other caffeine product. Yes, caffeine gives you a definite energy boost, but I still wouldn’t recommend it to drink it a lot. Unless you have to get op at 4 in the morning, I don’t blame you. But don’t overuse it. It’s sensitive for addiction and if you drink it too much, you can get headaches and other health complains.
So that’s it about the energy foods. If you feel like you can never ‘pull this off’, I got a tip for you. Eat yoghurt for breakfast with fruit, almonds and add some honey to it. That’s the ultimate energy boost for you. For lunch you can pick the spinach salad. And for diner, you can eat the salmon with some veggies. And remember, eating carbs does give you energy. If they’re the right ones!
Oh, and about the candy bars (or any other candy), you might think this contains a lot of sugar and will give you an instant energy boost. It does, but it only gives you a peek in your sugar level for a short time. Your sugar level goes straight up, but after that, it goes straight down even faster. This will not help you for your energy level. And it is unhealthy as well.
I hope I helped you a bit!