Low on Energy - Try these Foods

by Thomas Stieger on March 24, 2021

Nutrition - Energy

 

People who feel low on energy should be paying careful attention to what foods they are giving their bodies to run off. Below we mention a couple of foods that are rich in energy and nutrients to keep the body active all day.

Spinach

Spinach contains iron, which is excellent for an energy boost. Iron increases the amount of oxygen flowing to the brain, and deficiency in iron will lead to fatigue. Adding spinach to a smoothie or omelet in the morning could help replenish iron stores. Adding some spinach to your salad during lunch will allow you to continue your day without a nap.

Chia Seeds

These little seeds hold a perfect ratio of proteins, fats, and fiber. Add them to your routine by sprinkling them on your smoothie or yogurt. Besides this, the seeds are an excellent source of polyphenols and antioxidants, such as caffeic acid, rosmarinic acid, myricetin, quercetin, and others.  Try utilizing them in your diet and tell us if you see any difference in your energy levels!

Avocados

Avocados are full of fiber and healthy fats. It takes longer to digest avocados than simple carbs, which in turn provides you with long-lasting energy. Moreover, the fats can be stored in body tissue and used whenever the body needs energy. They are also filled with potassium and protein and can be used with any meal such as an omelet or sandwich. They can also be added to smoothies to give a creamy consistency.

Beets

Beets are another excellent energy source, holding naturally occurring antioxidants and nitrates, which enhance blood flow to your brain and muscles, thus delivering oxygen.

Sweet potatoes

Sweet potatoes are high in energy-rich complex carbs, vitamin A and vitamin C, along with slow-digesting fiber. They contain manganese, which helps in energy production. Complex carbs take a long time to digest, giving you a steady supply of energy. You can pair your sweet potatoes with many different foods like hummus. Hummus is high in protein, which makes it suitable for controlling appetite.

Nuts

Beating fatigue with nuts is something many people do. Different types of nuts will supply you with energy and offer you healthy nutrients. For example, almonds are rich in fiber, protein, heart-healthy fats, minerals, and vitamins. Manganese and copper aid in energy flow through the body. Riboflavin will help energy production too. Walnuts, on the other hand, are packed with omega-3 fatty acids, which is healthy for your heart, and are very filling.

Oats

It is a known fact that oatmeal is healthy for your heart and is full of fiber and protein. Oats also stabilize your blood sugar. Old-fashioned oats and steel-cut oats are something to aim for since they don’t contain extra sugar. You can add more ingredients depending on your taste. While some people usually add milk and honey, others add berries. It depends on your preference.

Fatigue is one of the most prevalent symptoms in the modern world. This can happen due to many factors, including diet. There are a couple of foods that can supply the right amount of energy. We always advise visiting a physician if fatigue persists.

What foods do you eat when you feel that your energy bank is hitting its lows?

 

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