Give your body a boost of energy

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If you need more energy and you get tired easily, then you should learn which type of foods will give you more energy. The energy that we get from what we eat supports all kinds of physical activities which we need in order to maintain a healthy and joyfu

If you need more energy and you get tired easily, then you should learn which type of foods will give you more energy. The energy that we get from what we eat supports all kinds of physical activities which we need in order to maintain a healthy and joyful lifestyle. However, it is very important that in choosing high-energy foods, a healthy diet is also observed so that you do not compromise your health. For quick fix, you may drink soft drinks or any sugary snacks to give you a quick sugar rush but this is not healthy. Although it is more convenient because you can easily buy one from the closest convenient store or vending machine, the long term effect is not desirable for your body. Chocolates and sugary foods can easily cause high acidity to your body and if you are not careful, you might develop acidosis, a condition where excess acid forms in your body. There are many natural sources of energy. Here are the recommended natural foods that can restore your energy: banana, grapes, strawberries, oats, beans, spinach and cabbage. Alternatively, you can turn these fruits to natural high-energy drinks. Add some milk and you create great tasting and flavorful fruit drinks. Bananas can easily replace your favorite energy drink as it contains almost the same amount of ions found in those commercial drinks, and it costs much cheaper. Processed foods can also supplement great energy. For example, a cup of yogurt can provide healthy amount of energy. However, take note that not all dairy products are fat free. There are many commercially available dairy products with supplements to help burn fat like L-Carnitine. There are also beverages in the market which include L-Taurine that helps provide more energy. This is a good alternative for sodas but you should be careful in choosing drinks with stimulants such as caffeine, ma-huang or ephedrine. There are electrolyte drinks that come in powder. These drinks can provide natural energy for your body and they do not contain any stimulate or caffeine. They are not only refreshing; they are healthy as well. Mix and match these foods and beverages to fit your taste. Then, do not forget to share them with your friends because eating and drinking is so much fun when shared with others. Foods high in generally unrefined carbohydrates. When carbs have not been refined, that means that dietary fiber is intact. Examples of these energy-sustaining foods include: Oatmeal Oat bran Barley Blueberries Bananas Oranges Legumes (beans, lentils, split peas) Whole grain bread, pita bread, tortillas Sweet potatoes Brown or wild rice Bell peppers Broccoli Asparagus Dark leafy greens (spinach, kale, col- lard greens) Fatigue-fighting foods rich in protein. A bit of lean protein added to your carbohydrate selection will further enhance your energy. Examples of these energy-sustaining foods include: Eggs Low-fat milk Low-fat cheese, cottage cheese Reduced-fat yogurt Nuts and nut butters (almonds, walnuts, peanuts, pecans, soy nuts, all a great source of unsaturated fat) Legumes (beans, lentils, split peas) Fish (salmon, sardines, chunk light tuna) Chicken breast Questions or comments? E-mail Chef Dave chefblackmon@sbcglobal.net 

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