Top 5 Energising Foods That Won’t Send You Crashing Down
Whether it’s the morning or the afternoon, the last thing you should turn to for energy is another latte. Coffee simply spikes your energy levels at a rapid rate then sends you crashing down, needing another one soon after.
Don’t worry I’m not going to tell you to cut out your morning coffee, but when it comes to the time of the day when you say to yourself “I need another coffee”, then stop, one a day is enough. Instead, turn to a healthier dose of pick-me-up foods that are full of nutrients and will maintain your energy levels – not send you crashing down.
- Acai Berries
I used to be a tall-double-shot-latte-girl but then I met Acai berries, and nowadays that’s all I want in the morning. I love Acai berries, not only because of their energy boosting affect but because they’re abundant in goodness. Acai berries are high in omega 3; the fatty acid that helps boost absorption of fat soluble vitamins like A, D and E. They also contain B vitamins and are abundant in fibre and potassium.
- Green Tea
Containing antioxidants and caffeine, green tea makes for the perfect energiser. Green tea is also commonly used as an ingredient in weight loss supplements, as it contains a high content of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), which stimulates the body’s metabolism so it’s the perfect after lunch beverage.
- Raw Nuts
Have a sugar craving? What your body needs is nuts. Nuts like almonds, cashews and hazelnuts are the perfect snack as they have high magnesium content which helps to convert sugar into energy giving you a good energy boost without the all to familiar sugar crash.
- Citrus Fruits
Snacking on citrus fruits like oranges, strawberries and apricots that are rich in vitamin C will boost your immunity, endurance and also help your body to absorb iron, which prevents fatigue.
This nutrient rich superfood is great for keeping a healthy energy level. Kale is rich in vitamins A, B, C and iron, and also contains Zeaxanthin and Lutein, which helps protect against macular degeneration and Indole-3-carbinol that may protect against colon cancer.