9 Energy Foods to Fight Fatigue
How often do you spend your day feeling fatigued and so drained that even the smallest tasks become a challenge? We have are our 9 favorite energy foods that will give the boost you need to jump start your day.
- Oatmeal— Not only will oatmeal give you energy, it is low in fat, high in fiber, and helps lower your cholesterol. Oatmeal is customizable, which means you can add other healthy ingredients such as blueberries, strawberries, and peaches etc.
- Greek Yogurt— This type of yogurt is rich in calcium and antioxidants to help your immune system fight infection. Greek yogurt has less sugar than regular yogurt. It is also high in protein and carbs to give you an extra boost in energy.
- Spinach— This leafy green vegetable contains vitamins K, A, and C. Vitamin K helps with bone and heart health. Vitamin A is important for your skin and tissues. Vitamin C helps strengthen your immune system to fight off illnesses. Spinach is also high in in iron, which is needed for energy production.
- Chia Seeds— Chia seeds were used by the Mayans and Aztecs for strength and energy. One serving of chia seeds can give you more antioxidants than blueberries. These seeds contain iron, calcium, magnesium, zinc, and Vitamins A and D.
- Beans— If you remember, we told you beans aid in brain health. Beans also help give you energy because of its vital source of protein, fiber, iron, and B vitamins. B vitamins are very important in giving your body substantial amounts of energy.
- Watermelon— This fruit contains Vitamin C, which is also good for your bones, skin, and gums. Watermelon also has Vitamin B6 helps your metabolism, immune system, and nervous system to function properly.
- Sweet Potatoes— This vegetable also contains Vitamin B6, A, and C. Sweet potatoes are high in starch, which helps to steady your glucose levels so that your energy will remain consistent.
- Water— More than half of your body is made of water. Without water, you can dehydrate. Dehydration can drain your energy levels and cause your organs to stop functioning properly. It is recommended that you drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water daily.
- Eggs— In one of our previous blogs about superfoods for the brain, we mentioned how important eggs are to brain health. Eggs aid in energy as well. Eggs are high in protein and rich in vitamins such as thiamin and riboflavin. Both thiamin and riboflavin help the body to turn food into energy.
At Live Cryo, we know these foods will give you a boost of energy to jump start your day. When eating these foods, use the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s food pyramid guide as a general guideline.