If you are wondering what you can eat to give you the energy to face the day ahead you are in the right place. I have handpicked ten foods that should give you more than enough energy to combat that life fatigue we often face. While I do suggest mixing and matching these foods rather than jumping into just one you can eat them any way you want…
By eating raw, unsalted nuts your body is provided with a high-energy boost packed with nutrients and free from any form of processing. If possible, try and soak your nuts overnight in water to make them even better for you.
This is one of my personal favourite energy-boosting foods is salmon. It is full of nutrients as well as having many positive health benefits, including energy levels, thanks to B vitamins, particularly B12 which may help boost energy and fight fatigue naturally.
Oatmeal is one of the best sources of slow-releasing energy from low carbohydrates that should keep you going all morning. It is also a great source of B-vitamins, which are needed to convert other food into energy.
A single egg has just 70 calories and 6 grams of protein. That provides the fuel that gets released slowly. It also has more nutrients per calorie than most other foods. That helps it satisfy hunger. As a result, you are much more likely to skip that mid-morning doughnut in the office break room.
There’s more protein in Greek yoghurt than other kinds of yoghurt and protein is key for optimal energy. While carbs might be a sensible source of energy to consume the night before a race, it’s smart to focus on upping your protein intake while going through training and eating a protein-heavy breakfast the morning.
Although peanut butter is a calorie-dense food its healthy fats, protein, and fibre all help stave off hunger and keep blood sugar levels stable. Instead of covering your morning toast with butter try an all-natural nut butter that contains nothing but nuts.
Because apples are packed with fibre and take longer to digest they should provide you with more prolonged energy even longer than other sugary snacks.
Honey was apparently used by runners in the Olympic Games in ancient Greece as a natural energy source. It is rich in carbohydrates and these carbs are the primary fuel that the body uses for energy. The glucose in honey is absorbed by the body quickly, and it gives an immediate energy boost while the fructose is absorbed more slowly, providing sustained energy.
Bananas are a great way to quickly get a boost of energy from their naturally occurring sugar, fructose, which is a carbohydrate. Bananas are easily digested and the fructose gets turned into glucose and enters our bloodstream where our cells, especially our brain cells, can use it for quick energy.
A bowl of porridge will set you up well for the day as they are a great source of complex carbs and so provide us with a prolonged, steady energy release. You could even throw some pure honey into the bowl for a double kick.