Tea contains antioxidants which breaks down fat and increases energy. Green tea has the highest antioxidants (herbal tea is for relaxation and stress relief) and results in endurance in exercise.
Don’t forget to drink plenty of water throughout the day! Remaining hydrated is essential to being energized. You should drink 8-10 glasses of water daily.
Whole grains and oats such as whole grain cereal and oatmeal are high in B vitamins and fiber that results in long lasting energy boosting abilities.
For some extra natural energy foods added to your breakfast you can add fruits such as apples or blueberries to your oatmeal or you can add bananas to your cereal.
Fresh fruit especially fruits containing vitamin C, such as oranges, and potassium, such as bananas, provide natural energy throughout the day. Besides the nutrients melons contain it can also keep you hydrated since it consists mainly of water.
You can add fruit to low fat yogurt or blend fruits or vegetables together to make a shake or smoothie for breakfast (check my Shakes and Smoothies Recipes HERE).
Egg whites are high in protein which helps to balance blood sugar while increasing energy. Add a side of turkey bacon and some fruit and you have a yummy, healthy, and natural energy boosting breakfast.
Nuts such as walnuts, almonds, pistachios and seeds such as sunflower or pumpkin seeds contain high levels of protein, iron, and magnesium for long lasting energy. These make the perfect snack to munch on throughout the day.
If you’re in a rush and don’t have time to make breakfast each day there’s always Greens on the Go which provides 8+ servings of fruits and veggies in each serving. Just empty the packet into to go cup of water or juice, shake it up, and drink on your way to work. It’s an alkalizing detoxifying drinking powder that contains 38 herbs and nutrient rich superfoods to provide vitamins that increase energy and boost immune system.
Check out the Greens on the Go HERE
Natural Energy Foods- Lunch and Dinner
Brown rice contains magnesium and low levels of magnesium can result in low energy.
Edamames are full of B vitamins and magnesium which increases energy. They can be eaten as a snack (which is my son’s favorite) or during a meal. Eat it plain with a dash of salt or turn it into a salad.
Lentils can be added to salads for extra fiber, protein, and complex carbohydrates.
Seafood, such as crab and salmon, contains the essential energy boosting proteins to make the ideal lunch or dinner. Crab is rich in B12 vitamins which helps clear one’s mind, balance ones mood, and fight fatigue. Salmon is rich in protein, vitamins B6, B12, D, niacin, and omega 3 fats. All of these nutrients makes salmon an energy boosting super food.
Dark leafy greens like spinach, kale, and collard greens make the perfect salad or side dish that’s packed with B-vitamins and folate. Remember the darker the leaf the healthier it is!