Being permanently on the go and constantly running at high speed can leave its toll on our bodies. To stay energized, read about 4 of the best energy sources nature provides.
By: Betsy Stevens NCCPT | Click Here to Find Me on Facebook
If you are a functioning human in today’s world, there is about a 400% chance you are fueled by energy drinks, caffeine pills, coffee, energy shots and the list goes on and on. We are a breed that is permanently on the go, constantly meeting deadlines and always needing to be somewhere like, yesterday. We are either always behind and working to play catch-up or we are flooding our bodies with energy stimulants that turn us into a moderately functioning hybrid of human and energy substances.
We all have the ability to understand that these products we use for energy assistance, probably aren’t too good for us. After all, if we were meant to be awake and going at high speed 24/7, our bodies wouldn’t crave sleep and rest? But, the unfortunate reality is that we do need rest. Our bodies and heart need rest time to regenerate and get back on track.
I’ve put together a list of 4 energy suppliers that aren’t going to cause potential damage to your body down the road and that aren’t made up of ingredients that can’t be pronounced. These natural energy suppliers will provide you with sustainable energy sources that won’t send you flying at rocket speed and then a few hours later, send you spiraling out of control into a head throbbing coma. Take a look…
These little beans are pretty addictive to eat. I’m not really sure why either… Maybe because part of the joy in eating them comes from the effort it takes to get them out of their little shells. Edamame is high in Vitamin B which is used in our bodies to break down carbs and turn them into glucose that we use for fuel. It also contains phosphorous and copper; both of which turn the food we eat into energy then release it into our bodies.
These guys are small, but they pack a powerful energy punch that will stay with you for an extended period of time. Not only do they provide your body with long lasting energy for a regular day, they are great for those who are incredibly active in activities like running and swimming. Two of the best choices you can make for nuts when it comes to sustainable energy and a lower fat content are almonds and pistachios. Don’t forget to stay away from the salted ones!
Yeah. You read that right. Water. Water is one of the best energy sources provided to us that our body can use to perform at its peak abilities. Because water is responsible for moving the waste out of our bodies, it is able to prevent us from fatiguing. So, if you are keeping yourself fueled with energy drinks that can dehydrate and often contain a high sodium content, you may want to consider getting those types of energy sources out of your routine. Our bodies need water to function. Especially our brains. By staying properly hydrated, the brain can work so much faster as opposed to a body that runs on sodas and energy drinks.
I didn’t say chocolate milkshake. I didn’t say chocolate donut. And I definitely didn’t say chocolate cake. I said dark chocolate. Preferably a dark chocolate containing 70% or higher cacao. Eating a few pieces of a dark chocolate bar here and there, can supply you with a great source of energy because of the caffeine that it naturally contains.
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