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Your Energy Booster Guide
Anyone who wants to gain more energy needs to get off the couch, eat more plant based, organic sources of nutrient dense foods.
Vegetables and some fruits are the number one energy-boosting foods and should make up at least 70% of your daily diet. Because vegetables are high in fiber and low on the glycemic index, vegetables prevent extreme highs and lows in blood sugar so you have more energy, improved mental function, and a heightened sense of well-being.
Too much strain on our adrenal glands is also has a big negative factor on our energy levels. Also known as suprarenal glands, the triangle-shaped endocrine glands that sit atop the kidneys are chiefly responsible for regulating the stress response through the synthesis of hormones, including cortisol and adrenaline.
When the adrenals are stressed the body may experience a number of different symptoms including excessive sweating or perspiration from little activity, low blood sugar, low stamina, excessive mood responses after eating carbohydrates such as pasta, breads and sugar, poor sleep and a tired but wired feeling.
Here are a few ways to begin on the path to high energy and well-being
Exercise – Lack of exercise leads to fatigue and low energy. When you exercise you’re not only getting in shape and moving your limbs, you’re also shaping your mind and moving your emotions in a positive way.
Rhodiola – It has long been used to boost physical endurance, energy, and moods, and to heighten mental clarity, sexuality, and speed recovery time after a workout. It assists you in adapting to stress, which prevents adrenal fatigue, and supports thyroid-gland function, which further protects your adrenal glands from being overburdened.
Siberian Ginseng – It contains compounds that can help you overcome stress by supporting your adrenal glands’ hormone production. It also increases mental alertness and energy, enhances one’s sense of well-being.
Reishi – Reishi mushrooms have numerous health-enhancing effects, including adrenal support. If taken regularly over the long-term, it has a cumulative beneficial effect on the kidneys stimulating your “chi,” to allow for a powerful, slow-motion transformation of your overall vitality and sexual energy.
Drink Water – Clean water replenishes your energy reserves, quenches thirst, detoxifies major organs like the liver and adds flexibility to joints. Drink it a lot daily and often.
It’s important to get restful sleep, at least 7 – 10 hours a day/night. Sleep is also important for establishing hormone and energy levels back to their most efficient standard.
Also, avoid foods that sap energy from our bodies like refined carbs, too much caffeine and alcohol. Energy drinks that line the refrigerators at every convenience store these days are they loaded with stimulants, most are usually packed with caffeine, artificial ingredients and sweeteners like high fructose corn syrup.