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We’ve all experienced it before- that groggy feeling in the morning where we practically have to drag ourselves through those first few hours. Or maybe you find it hard to keep your eyes open a few hours after lunch. Whatever the case may be, there are times when we simply need to boost our energy. Coffee, energy drinks, and caffeine pills may be the popular choices for a quick burst of energy, but there are more natural ways to get it.
1. Lemon Water
It might seem overly simple, but lemon water is a great drink if you want more energy. Just drink a bit of lemon to water, and you’ll get lots of electrolytes for energy production. If you want something more substantial to drink, you can check out the smoothie recommendations on Nu Skin’s YouTube page.
Don’t go for processed sugar if you need a quick boost of energy; you’ll quickly suffer a crash. Apples, on the hand, have natural sugars along with vitamin C, fiber, and other nutrients that will help keep you going no matter the time of day.
If you’re looking for a citrus fruit, you can’t go wrong with kiwis. They have more vitamin C than oranges and more potassium than bananas. Kiwis give you energy with simple sugars and fiber. Try to eat two kiwis each day.
You might not think of honey as an energy booster, but it’s actually one of the best ones out there. Honey works like fuel for your muscles, and its sweet flavor goes well with almost anything.
5. Whole Grain Cereal
You always need to start your day off right with a good breakfast. Whole grain cereal is an excellent choice that will surely give you enough energy to get through the morning. Not only will it boost your energy levels, but it’ll keep them consistent, avoiding the peaks and valleys associated with other foods and drinks. If you choose soy milk it will really help raise energy levels.
6. Dark Chocolate
Finally, you have a good excuse to eat chocolate! Dark chocolate to be more specific. Dark chocolate contains the nutrient theobromine, which is a natural stimulant that acts a lot like caffeine. The large supply of antioxidants in dark chocolate is another healthy bonus.
7. Trail Mix
There’s a reason hikers take trail mix with them when they head out to hike the great outdoors. The combination of nuts and dried fruit gives a steady supply of plentiful energy that lasts for a long time.
These are some natural ways to provide your body with energy when it needs it the most. Feel free to mix it up to give your diet some variety. With these suggestions, you won’t have to feel sluggish anymore.
Be sure to have these foods frequently if you have severe energy issues. If you still can’t see an increase in energy be sure to download a food app that will help you track what you’re eating. Food journals really help when it comes to dissecting what’s bad in your diet. The visual journal is a great food journal app, the TR90 app is another great food journal app. Energy really does come from what we eat and this is a great start.