5 Foods that Increase & Decrease Energy
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Have you ever found yourself saying something like, “There just aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done in my life”?
Maybe you’ve hit a weight plateau and just can’t figure out what you’re supposed to eat to increase your energy.
Or perhaps you’re sick and tired of working so hard and never seeing results in your health.
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Before we get started in listing the top 5 Foods that Increase & Decrease our natural energy; check out “What Is Energy & How Does It Impact Our Health” video. We discuss that we have the exact amount of energy we did. The biggest myth when thinking about the “lack of” energy, and….
ENERGY CAN NOT BE CREATED & ENERGY CAN NOT BE DESTROYED!
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5 Foods That Increase Your Energy
#1 All Dark Green Vegetables
Choose organic dark green vegetable; because all dark green vegetables are high in chlorophyll. (It is a pigment found in plants, which is packed with a range of powerful nutrients. It is a good source of vitamins such as vitamin A, C, E, K, and beta-carotene. It is rich in antioxidants, vital minerals such as magnesium, iron, potassium, calcium, and essential fatty acids.)
Chlorophyll has a calming effect on the nerves and is helpful in reducing the symptoms of insomnia, nervous irritability, and general body fatigue.
#2 Healthy EFAs (“Healthy” Fats)
Most fats are broken down slowly in the gut via a series of enzymes and eventually make their way into the bloodstream as free fatty acids. Like sugars, once in the bloodstream free fatty acids can be used for energy (via the process known as ketogenesis) or stored in adipose (fatty) tissue for later use.
Alot of endurance athletes are swapping the bananas for coconut oil because of the longer lasting energy. Why not give it a shot?
(Make sure you find someone to guide/coach you through this process of including more fats into your diet. Let me be your guide >> coach)
More information about fats, click here.
#3 High-Quality Sources of Protein (Animal or Plant)
Protein will only act as a source of energy when there is a shortage of carbohydrates and fats — your body’s preferred sources of energy.
Eating a diet higher in protein is essential for staving off fatigue, especially early in the day when your cortisol levels are higher. If you eat only carbohydrates, you’ll crash early and hard.
Superfoods are basically foods that are much richer in vitamins, minerals, nutrients, electrolytes and phytonutrients, but also much poorer in calories than any other usual foods. They nourish your body on a very deep level. They’ll provide your body with a steady stream of natural energy, eliminating that afternoon slump.
According to David Wolfe; here are 8 power-packed superfoods that can help you fight fatigue.
#5 Himalayan Salt
Himalayan Salt is a unique type of sea salt mined from a region of Pakistan. It supplies an astonishing 83 unique trace minerals. There are 21 trace minerals that are widely agreed upon to be necessary for the body’s metabolic processes.
Himalayan pink salt is shown to create an electrolyte balance within your body, strengthen bones, lower blood pressure, and improve circulation. And therefore easy flow of natural energy throughout the body.
5 Foods That Decrease Your Energy
(Avoid at all possible!)
#1 Simple Carbohydrates
White processed bread & pasta. High sugary foods; cookies, cakes, etc.
#2 Processed Meat
Bologna, hot dogs, spam, etc.
#3 Processed foods
Look at the nutritional label! Are more than 3 ingredients? If so, that will decrease your energy.
#4 Processed Dairy
Tradition pasteurized milk, yogurt, cheese.
(Exception to fermented dairy; kefir)
#5 Omega-6 Fats
Canola oil, vegetable oil, “partially hydrogenated.” oils
Core takeaway: Go Slow.
Use the “crowd out” method. Start including one the first 5 foods into your everyday life one by one. You will start to unconsciously crowd out the bottom foods to avoid.
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