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Eat This and That!
Put down the energy drink and look at what you’re putting in your mouth. It’s no secret that some foods can cause us to become sedentary, even lethargic like some meats, pasta, and dairy products. But we’ve compiled a list of high energy foods you should include on your next trip to the supermarket.
Oatmeal is a great start! It’s a healthy food that helps the digestive system and stabilizes the blood glucose level. Because oatmeal is rich in Vitamin B and fiber, it’s a super way to get a stream of energy throughout the day.
Peanut Butter, like oatmeal is a great source of fiber. It’s also rich with the amino acid arginine that helps to relax blood vessels and better blood pressure control. Plus, it’s packed with protein.
You may have heard Dr. Oz claim blueberries to be his favorite food. It’s easy to see why. Blueberries are high in manganese, fiber and Vitamin K. All these are great to reduce blood cholesterol level and improve condition of the heart. Blueberries are the number one antioxidants fruit. Antioxidants help to get rid of free radicals and balance the protein level.
Citrus fruits like oranges, grapefruit, and lemon are full of Vitamin C. Vitamin C are extremely important for gaining energy. Also, the minerals and dietary fiber that present in the citrus fruits are necessary for the growth of the body. These, citrus fruits also contain natural sugars like fructose, glucose and sucrose and citric acid that won’t take your body on a roller coaster ride by lunch.
Apples in many ways are the perfect food. They are super-rich with Vitamin C and many antioxidant compounds. An apple a day, keeps the pie outta your mouth.
Love fish? Consider sardines and salmon, both are lean protein food options. Did you know that sardines contain an amino acid called tyrosine that helps to improve mental function? Sardines and salmon are also rich with omega 3 fatty acid (good fat) that is beneficial to overall heart health.
Are you a Popeye fan? No, not the fried chicken chain. The cartoon sailor knew all along that spinach was a great source of Vitamin B and folic acid. It’s a high energy food along with sprouts, broccoli, and asparagus.
So now you have a brand new shopping list of high energy foods to get you through your healthiest life. Remember to consult your doctor about any changes to your diet.