Well, let’s be frank – we all the same but different, so not all food will give a same burst of energy to all of us.
Anyway, being an ‘energy freak’ I complied a little list of foods which are generally accepted and seen as the one which can give you the most energy
The fact is that you’ll feel exhausted, or at least tired and beat, during one or the other point of the day, which may affect your life in one way or another – which you might like, or not.
Personally, I like to feel energetic yet I know it’s impossible to feel like that ‘all’ the time
The truth here behind the myth is that the kind of food as well as the quantity of food you eat plays a crucial role in developing the energy levels you will need to make it through the day and it might not be meeting the body/your requirements.
Ok, accepted that every food on this planet carry some or the other amount of energy, yet there are some foods that provide you more energy than other foods do:
Here they are in no particular order:
It is one of the most heard and known food that could give the energy levels of your body a jump and it’s a good food to kick start your day.
The reason behind such energy source of this food is the presence of good amount of carbohydrates – mostly sugars(glucose, fructose, and sucrose), fiber, potassium and vitamin b6.
Banana drink proves to be the drink that could be able to help the consuming person with efficient carbohydrates to increase current endurance levels – one study has shown it can give as much energy as a carbohydrate drink.
On a side note – in one period of life I was eating a lot of bananas, and gain weight to – yes, it’s possible. Bananas are a great source of energy, but make sure you don’t ‘over energize’ yourself with them because you might end up with extra unwanted weight.
Being a fan of LCHF (low carb, high fat) foods, bananas are out of my menu yet they might be part of yours so watch out.
From the beginning of human life on earth fish has been a important part of a human diet. For example. one small piece of salmon fish could help you to get sufficient amount of omega 3 fatty acids which can lower cholesterol and reduce your risk of heart disease. Salmon also contains vitamin B6, lots of protein, niacin, and riboflavin — they all help convert the food you eat into energy.
For me, eating salmon is like eating meat, I feel full and have ‘fatty’ feeling in stomach. The good part is I keep me out of the fridge for a long time.
One of the reason I like ‘fatty’ foods is that I don’t have ‘hangry’ moments (being so hungry that I’m angry). Fatty foods keep energy levels much more stable for longer periods of time without feeling the hunger.
A problem: a lot salmon is farmed these days, so if you have a chance, pay the extra buck and get the one form the wild if you can
Not something I indulge in yet worth mentioning.
This food is one of the most trending and popular among the fitness crazy people.
It contains manganese — the mineral which is helping to produce energy from carbs and protein . It produces much more nutritional value than the white rice, of course.
The main reason of it is such a nutritious food is the fiber content and low glycemic index. Hence it helps to pump up blood sugar levels and maintain enough energy levels for the day.
Acording to https://diligentchef.com/, these are the some of Top 10 Best Brown Rice Brands 2018:
Nishiki – Most Economical Choice.
Dynasty – Best Jasmine Brown Rice.
Sukoyaka – Best Genmai Rice.
Pride of India – Best Brown Basmati Rice.
RiceSelect – Best Texmati Brown Rice.
Lotus Foods – Best Organic Brown Rice.
Tamanishiki – Premium Japanese Style.
Best Brown Rice Brand Buying Guide.
Do make your own research a pick the one which suits you the best.
Love those they also fall into LCHF foods which makes it even more interesting – well, for me in this case because they have more fiber and less carbohydrate than regular potatoes.
Rather than just being tasty, these are a good nutritious source of power for jump starting your day.
The main reason behind it being such energetic food is the availability of fibre content and complex carbs the body is able to digest it at a slower pace which is the reason behind such an efficient supply of energy.
My favorite food – the perfect protein fat ratio.
The eggs are a efficiently satisfying food, but it’s a good food to fuel you up for your day with enough energy. Eggs are packed with protein that is able to supply a steady and sustained amount of energy – it doesn’t cause spikes in blood sugar and insulin when it is digested.
In addition to that leucine is there present in the eggs too in sufficient amounts could help to stimulate production of energy in the body in numerous ways.
To rebuild muscle you need amino acids out of which egg has them all . One of the reasons why it’s so popular food for athletes of various sorts, especially body builders
Do go for organic eggs if you can…
Did you know there is an egg diet? You can only eat eggs for some days without any problems.You do eat other foods with it of course. I’ve tried it, it’s great.
You do your own research before you get on to it – it’s not for everyone.
And one more thing, this comes from my friend who happens to be a doctor – I ‘ve asked him “what about cholesterol levels?” He said “your body naturally produces cholesterol so if you eat a lot of eggs, you body will stop producing it and balance it out”
Disclamer: As you know, I’m no doctor, nor health professional so if you do have cholesterol, or any other, health problems do talk to your doctor before you do any diet plan while we are at it.
There you are, these are some of the foods, which may give you more energy. How much it will depend on your nutrition plan, how your body process food, can you eat those foods, are vegetarian or vegan, etc..
Or you can simply take a B12 Energy Lift supplement and get instant energy. You see B12 is synthesized from meat, eggs and dairy foods, which is even harder as you age.
If you are vegan or vegetarian then you practically need B12. Here is why:
“Vegetarians are another group with inadequate dietary B12 intake since much of our B12 comes from meat consumption. A recent study showed 50% of long-term vegetarians have B12 deficiency, with decreased serum B12 levels and elevated homocysteine levels.”- Jeffrey Dach MD, Department of Nutrition Science, East Carolina University
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