Autumn marks new starts, new to-do lists, new goals and …. a heavy schedule. It starts with anxiety and frustration, wanting to catch up with everything. How can our body deal with this kind of everyday life? You, definitely, need to fill your batteries more often 😉 Read the very interesting article about the 10 foods that reboot our energy, by Lifeme.gr.
Contrary to the common understanding, the way to fill our empty “batteries” is not in a cup of coffee, but it is hidden in several foods that are not even our minds! The next time you feel that you lose your energy try one, or more, of the following foods and do a refreshing … reboot!
10 Foods for Energy Reboot
- Dark leafy vegetables: Spinach and Swiss chards are rich in nutrients and low in calories. Enjoy them at your lunch by preparing a fresh salad.
- Green Tea: Although green tea contains caffeine, it will not give you the feeling of a vertical drop after its influence. Instead, the energy the green tea will give you will be lasting, and because of an amino acid it contains, you will feel more relaxed.
- Quinoa: Quinoa is a food that has been likened to an energy plant as it contains B complex vitamins and helps convert carbohydrates into energy.
- Popcorn: In relation to simple carbohydrates, whole-grain carbohydrates are a source of lasting energy. Popcorn will keep you full. Be careful, however: do not add oil or butter, as they will lose their nutritional composition.
- Banana: An excellent source of potassium and vitamins of the B complex, banana is the ideal snack, while in combination with nuts it will rocket your energy! It is also recommended before a hard workout in the gym.
- Nuts: Rich in B vitamins, they help in concentration and endurance. They do require cooking, fridge or any other special treatment, so you can literally have them in your pocket!
- Groat: Groat is a complex carbohydrate rich in fiber. Since your body takes a lot of time to digest complex carbohydrates, you will have energy stored for the day.
- Hummus: A healthy combination of fiber and protein, which will boost your energy and stabilize blood sugar.
- Coconut: Coconut is rich in potassium, protein and fiber. You can find it in shops in various forms, either whole or in the form of oil, or even milk.
- Dark chocolate: It has been shown that dark chocolate benefits the heart while at the same time the body is absorbing more oxygen. The darker the chocolate, the better!