Feeling low on energy? The solution might be simpler than you think. It's not about chugging caffeine-laden drinks; it's about fueling your body with the right foods (NOT PROCESSED FOODS). Here's a list of power-packed foods, some you probably eat and some you don’t) that can rev up your energy levels.
1. Bananas: Your Natural Energy Bar
Bananas are like nature's own energy bars, ready to give you a big energy boost quickly! Imagine your body as a car. Cars need fuel to run, right? One of our best fuels comes from complex carbs. When we eat them, our bodies break them down into something called glucose. Think of glucose as a kind of special gas that keeps us going.
Bananas also have Vitamin B6, which helps take the food we eat and turns it into energy. And let's not forget potassium, which is like a manager that makes sure everything in our body is working just right. It helps our nerves do their job and makes sure the water inside our cells is balanced.
2. Bone Broth: Health in a Mug?
First up, let's chat about something called glutamine. When we eat food, our gut needs to absorb all the good stuff from it, and sometimes our gut struggles. Glutamine comes to the rescue by healing our gut, making it easier for our belly to soak up all the nutrients we need.
Bone broth also contains collagen. Imagine collagen as a soft cushion for our joints. As we move and play, our joints can sometimes feel a bit sore. Collagen helps keep our joints happy by reducing any ouches’ and making them feel smoother.
3. Fatty Fish: Swim your Way to Brain Power!!!
Firstly, fatty fish are packed with something called Omega-3 fatty acids. Think of Omega-3s as tiny magic workers that give our brain a boost and ensure our blood is flowing more smoothly.
Additionally, and maybe the most important thing, let’s talk about Blood sugar!! Fatty fish help keep our blood sugar steady and sustainable. This is great for Diabetics while allowing for increased energy throughout your day!
4. Beets: Energy on Steroids!!
Beets are like little nature's magicians. They have something special called nitrates. Now, these aren't the kind of nitrates you hear about in hot dogs. Nope, these are the good ones! When you eat beets, your body takes these nitrates and turns them into something amazing called nitric oxide.
Imagine you have a garden hose, and you want the water to flow super smoothly. If the hose is too narrow, the water has a tough time getting through. But what if you could magically widen the hose? The water would flow much better, right? That's exactly what nitric oxide does for your blood vessels. It makes them wider, letting the blood flow more easily. And when your blood flows better, every part of your body gets the oxygen it needs to feel energized and ready to rock!
5. Eggs: Might Be the Best Food EVER!!
Their nutritional profile is nothing short of impressive! Packed to the brim with high-quality protein, eggs give us all the essential amino acids our bodies crave. This means they are fantastic for muscle repair, growth, and overall body maintenance. And it doesn't stop there! Ever felt that mid-morning slump? Eggs might just be your solution. With a healthy dose of B12 and other B vitamins, they play an indispensable role in energy creation.
Speaking of the brain, did you know that eggs are considered "brain food"? This is all thanks to choline, a nutrient that aids in cognitive function. It's a brain booster right in the palm of your hand (or, well, in the pan of your stove).
I suggest choosing Organic Pasture Raised Eggs for optimal health and omega-3 fat content!!
6. Beef Liver: Our Ancestors Ate It!!
While the idea of consuming organ meats might make some modern foodies cringe, cultures around the world have long celebrated beef liver for its remarkable nutritional profile.
Firstly, let's talk about iron. Beef liver boasts with heme iron (amazing!). This type of iron is a star player when it comes to absorption. It's more readily taken up by our bodies, making it incredibly beneficial, especially for those who are iron-deficient. Additionally, Liver is packed with an abundance of folate and B12. Beef liver ensures our body's cells are functioning optimally, which is vital for DNA synthesis, and nerve function (B12 to thank).
The mineral magic in beef liver deserves a spotlight as well. With a rich concentration of zinc, copper, and selenium, this unsung hero supports our immune system, aids in antioxidant defenses, and even plays a role in our sense of taste and smell.
I choose raw Grass Fed Liver only, or pasture raised. I chop up 2oz into little pieces, add a tbsp of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and a touch of Real Salt.
7. Avocado: Creamy, Delicious & Healthy!
First, let's address the elephant in the room: yes, avocados are rich in fat. But don't be quick to judge. These are heart-healthy monounsaturated fats that are not only good for your ticker but also essential for absorbing fat-soluble vitamins like A, D, E, and K. These fats, along with a hefty dose of fiber, help you feel satiated and keep those energy levels steady, warding off any unwanted mid-day crashes.
Avocados are a fabulous source of Vitamin K, vital for proper blood clotting and bone health. Then there's Vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant that keeps your skin glowing and protects your cells from damage. Potassium, which is in Avocados as well, helps regulate blood pressure while supporting proper muscle and nerve function. And don't forget magnesium, a multitasker that's involved in hundreds of biochemical reactions in our body.
8. Berries: The Sweet Treat
When we talk about nutritional generators, berries are always at the top of the list with a wealth of antioxidants inside. Anthocyanins, for instance, are responsible for the deep blues, purples, and reds of many berries. These compounds help combat oxidative stress, giving your energy levels a natural boost.
Berries come with a side of dietary fiber, which might not sound as exciting as antioxidants, but it's just as crucial. This fiber plays a pivotal role in ensuring a slow and steady release of energy. So, instead of the rapid highs and lows you might get from sugary snacks, berries offer a sustained energy lift that lasts.
Let’s Wrap it Up
How do we harness the potential benefits of what we consume? It is more than just about keeping fit or achieving a desired body goal. It's about nourishing our bodies, powering our daily endeavors, and cultivating a life bursting with vitality. By making informed and intentional choices about our nutrition, we're not just fueling our bodies; we're fueling our dreams, aspirations, and every small or grand adventure we embark on.
If you've ever felt the desire to truly understand the power of nutrition, to unravel the mysteries behind each bite and to craft a nutrition strategy tailored just for you, then now is the time to act. Unlock the doors to a more energetic, vibrant, and optimized you.
🌱 Ready to start your nutritional journey? Contact Coach Wine at FMFMark@gmail.com for more insights and personalized guidance on Nutrition and Nutritional Guidance!! 🌟🥦🍎🍇📩