In this fast paced world, there are a growing number of people who could use more energy. But what is the best way to get more energy? Drinking coffee? How about sugary drinks? Sure these quick fixes work for awhile, but eventually they will leave you feeling more drained than before. Instead, we encourage you to make some changes in your diet: try eating these 10 high energy foods. Continue reading to learn how to get more energy the natural way.
- Eggs – Eggs are loaded with nutrients including: vitamin A, vitamin E, B-complex vitamins, vitamin D, selenium, iodine, choline and many more. 1 Many of these nutrients are essential for improving energy levels. 1 Not to mention that an omelet is one of the tastiest breakfasts around.
- Fruits – Fruits are a good source of potassium, vitamins, and minerals. Potassium is involved in the bodily mechanism that turns stored carbohydrates into energy. 2 Therefore, eating low to medium glycemic fruits in moderation may help give you more energy. We offer a Liquid Potassium Formula at an affordable price.
- Almonds – It’s true that almonds are high in fat, but it’s all good fat! They provide your body with essential omega 3, 6, and 9 fatty acids. 3 Almonds also contain: vitamin E, manganese, phosphorus, and dietary fiber. 3 We offer a Liquid Vitamin E Formula that is easy to take.
- Quinoa – Quin-what? Quinoa! Pronounced (Keen-wa) this ancient grain was used by the Incas. It is rich in magnesium, copper, iron, phosphorus, and dietary fiber. 4 Besides being great for nutrition, quinoa also has a low glycemic index for a steady energy release.
- Flax Seeds – Flax seeds are packed with energy in the form of healthy fats! They are rich in alpha linolenic acid: a precursor to the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish. 5 Flax seeds are also high in fiber. Grind them up fresh and add them to your yogurt or smoothies an extra boost!
- Fish – Fish is packed with energy sustaining protein. Another great source of omega-3 fats in your diet is fish. The benefit of eating fish over flax seeds is that the omega-3’s in fish don’t need to be converted by the body. We also offer a Catalyzed Fish Oil Formula for easy omega-3 absorption.
- Coconut products – Coconut products including: coconut oil, coconut milk, and coconut meat contain medium chain fatty acids. These fatty acids may increase your energy while improving any weight loss efforts. 6 7
- Oats – Oats are high in fiber and a good source of complex carbohydrates Complex carbohydrates take longer to absorb into your bloodstream. Perhaps this is why oats offer a more consistent form of energy, without the energy spike and crash.
- Turkey – Turkey is packed with protein to help regulate your energy levels. In particular, turkey contains high levels of the amino acid tryptophan, a precursor to serotonin. The neurotransmitter serotonin is used by the body to regulate energy levels as well as mood.
- Yogurt and Kefir – These fermented dairy products are loaded with vitamins, minerals, and good bacteria. Not only that, but eating yogurt and kefir may actually increase your absorption of calcium and the B vitamins.
- Eggs. The George Mateljan Foundation.
- Potassium Level & Energy. LiveStrong.com.
- Almonds. The George Mateljan Foundation.
- Quinoa. The George Mateljan Foundation.
- Flaxseeds. The George Mateljan Foundation.
- Physiological Effects of Medium-Chain Triglycerides: Potential Agents in the Prevention of Obesity. The Journal of Nutrition.
- Medium-chain triglycerides increase energy expenditure and decrease adiposity in overweight men. PubMed.gov.