We get energy from the foods that we eat. Now there are a few ways to make sure we get the best energy from our foods to keep us healthy, active, and strong and they don’t include adding sugar or caffeine to the mix.
- Get your iron from plants such as spinach, lentils, and other veggies. These will increase vitamin C that boosts iron absorption.
- Eating foods in the right combination such as eating your fruit allow 30 mins before a meal. To have more veggies and a lean proteins made fresh and staying away from starches. So no fries with mash potatoes as sides.
- Don’t drink caffeine to gain an energy boost because after the spike of energy it will leave worse for wear.
- Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So get in the protein such as eggs and some veggies to kick off the day. Say no to sweets such as donuts, pancakes, and waffles.
- Eat whole foods those being fresh veggies, fruits, grains, and proteins. The less they are processed the better. Getting back to real foods that has what your body needs.
- Put some verity in your fruits making superfruits that much better. Berries, tomatoes, stone fruits just to say a few.
- Skip the energy drinks, protein bars, artificial foods that promise to boost energy. They best thing to do is to never miss a meal, eat whole foods, drink plenty of water, and stay away from the added sugars.
- Fat is good for you and is needed to absorb antioxidants. Healthy fats are important and is what most of your body needs for energy. Avocados are a good source of fat.
- Eat in session and local the best you can to get the best out of the foods you buy.
- If fresh isn’t an option then by frozen that has nothing added to it to get as close to freshness as you can.
Secret: Iron is needed to deliver oxygen to the cells and 10% of the women ages 20 to 49 are iron- deficient.