Feeling Tired? Try these 5 High Energy Foods

June 18th, 2015 No Comments

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5 High Energy Foods

Are you or your older loved ones tired of feeling tired? Maybe you’re not eating the right foods. Have you been eating food made with white flour, simple carbs, or sugar? These may be causing you to feel a short burst of energy, but make you feel tired in the long run.

Instead, focus on eating foods that will give you more energy that’s longer lasting.

Oatmeal. Oatmeal is easily digestible and high in fiber. It has magnesium, portein, phosphorus, and vitamin B1. Eat oatmeal every morning for instant and long-lasting energy. Steel-cut, old-fashioned, and thick cut are varieties that are less processed than the instant oatmeal varieties.

Yogurt. Yogurt is good for your digestive tract with its probiotics. It’s also high in protein and can be eaten any time of day. The Greek varieties have about two times the protein than regular yogurt. It’s also creamier. Add nuts and fruit for an even greater power-packed meal. If you or your older loved one has been taking antibiotics, yogurt’s probiotic content is an excellent way to rid the digestive system of the medication’s adverse effects.

Spinach. Spinach contains iron, magnesium, potassium, and B & C vitamins. The potassium helps build muscles (Popeye knew this!). Eat spinach in salad or as an add-on to many of your favorite dishes.

Beans. Beans are high fiber and low in fat and provide slow-burning energy. Soybeans are particularly nutritious. Eat beans as a replacement for red meat, in dips, in salads, in soup, and so on.

Nuts. Nuts are packed with omega-3 fatty acids–healthy fats and supply energy. Nuts such as almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, and pumpkin seeds all contain magnesium which helps your muscle health. Sesame seeds, cashews, walnuts, sunflower seeds, and almonds can help you sleep due to their tryptophan content. Have a serving of nuts each day; raw nuts are preferable to roasted.

 


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