Boost Your Energy With These Dietary Tips
Instead of drinking energy drinks, get to know how your body works with these simple tips. Then your body will work for you and not against you. It’s true, many so-called ‘food and beverage’ companies are not concerned with your well being and their products deplete your energy.
Well, their time is up because people now have access to the knowledge that will allow them to understand that those products are making their life more difficult. Many restaurants offer foods with hidden ingredients to make them more flavorful and it’s important to start scrutinizing everything you consume to reclaim your energy and live a vibrant life!
Just think how much easier life will be when you have more energy.
Here are some lifestyle habits that will give you more energy over time. Eating healthy doesn’t have to be hard or not fun. Use spices and herbs to make things taste good and use the resource of the internet to find healthy recipes you actually enjoy!
There are so many ways to enjoy an energizing healthy lifestyle at our fingertips if we just accept the notion that it will be fun and enjoyable! Most of what we have been told is food our whole lives is actually not food at all but something created as a product and sold to us as food.
Recategorize food as things that come from nature, grown in the dirt. Here are some tips to help increase your energy by shifting your diet.
Drink 2 Liters of Alkaline Water Daily
Water affects our energy level, our emotions, and our digestion. Without adequate amounts of water, the systems in our body can’t properly function. This tip is listed as number one for a reason. The majority of the population suffers from chronic internal dehydration as well as acidic build-up leading to decreased energy.
The alkaline water will help detoxify your body and energize you. However, just drinking two liters of alkaline water and not changing anything else will be far less effective than doing a lifestyle change and making sure your consumption is high quality.
Eat Raw Greens Daily
Raw greens help to alkalize our body and increase digestive ability. Our blood purifies and we have live enzymes to convert protein to amino acids which are energy. Greens help build our immune system’s strength so we don’t have to waste energy fighting off bacteria as much and raw greens have lots of vitamins and nutrients we need to feel energized.
They also have a high water content which helps us stay hydrated. Cucumber, celery, spinach, kale, arugula, avocado, bok choy, collard greens, mustard greens and other greens should be the main part of your diet if you want more energy.
Have No More Than One Cup of Coffee Daily
Adults should not consume more than 100-200 milligrams of caffeine per day or they risk adrenal fatigue which will make them feel extremely lethargic. Usually adults don’t know they have adrenal fatigue and so they keep drinking caffeine making their problem worse.
One cup is ideal and two cups on a rare occasion are ok but really take this serious because it can affect many other organs in your body if you have too much of this dehydrating acidic beverage.
Eat 7-9 Servings of Raw Fruits and Veggies Daily
This will help you stay hydrated as well as help you get your full vitamin spectrum so you don’t feel hungry. Eat 4-6 servings of veggies and 2-3 servings of fruit and try to get a wide variety of colors instead of eating the same thing all the time. Eating raw means you’re getting the nutrients with live cells that replace your cells and make your body younger.
There is also prana (chi) from live plants which are called superfoods. You can also eat much more of these because they don’t have negative effects on your health like processed foods. If you can’t name the ingredients in it, it’s probably not going to give you energy.
Eat Healthy Fats With Every Meal
Healthy fats like avocado, coconut, extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, grapeseed oil, nuts, nut butters, and seeds contain healthy fats that your brain needs for energy. Examples of unhealthy fats include the fat in red meats, the fat in fried foods, eggs, and processed dairy.
If you get some healthy fat in every meal, your energy will stay much more sustained and your brain will function more clearly. You could get some healthy fat from coconut milk, hemp seeds, trail mix, peanut butter with apples or even avocado toast.
Eat Every 2-3 Hours
Our body needs regularity to sustain its energy. One sure way to make yourself tired is going long periods of time without eating. Your blood sugar drops and your energy follows. Eat small meals throughout the day which have healthy fats, protein, and live enzymes to sustain yourself.
Eating sugary snacks wouldn’t be helpful but fruits, veggies, nuts, and smoothies would allow you to get all your vitamins so you have really energy and don’t crave carbohydrates.
Try An Energizing Backwoods Remedy
Ginger with hot water, lemon juice, and cayenne is something that energizes you. Ginger is an energizing root that will stimulate your digestion and metabolism. Your energy will be much better if you keep your digestion stimulated. Ginger is also a great anti-inflammatory plant that will help reduce aches and pains that can steal your energy.
The spice of the cayenne helps boost your metabolism and heats your body up to help process your food so you don’t have to use as much energy to digest.
Replaced Processed Foods with Whole Foods
This one tip could change your life. If you go through your pantry and throw out anything with a long ingredient list you’re on your way to more energy. Next you’ll want to get whole foods which means if you look at it, you can say what plant it is. A sweet potato, a cucumber, and a carrot are examples of whole foods.
You can make your own combinations of these energy powerhouses for your meals and snacks. You’ll notice that your body will run better without the mystery ingredients added to processed foods. If you can’t pronounce an ingredient or don’t know what it is, chances are you don’t want it in your body.
Replace Refined Sugar with Dates and Fruit
Sugar increases the need to urinate which dehydrates us and slows digestion, inevitably increasing inflammation and lethargy. Sugar turns into fat and is extremely addictive. Sugar will put you on a roller coaster energetically and if you like sweets you don’t have to give them up entirely but have natural sweet things like kiwi, nectarines, bananas and dates.
Stay away from corn syrup, palm sugar, sugar in the raw, brown sugar, cane sugar, evaporated cane juice, fructose, dextrose, high fructose corn syrup, honey, agave etc.
A big part of adopting these new lifestyle hacks is our environment. What are the habits of the people you live with and work with? Where do you hang out with friends and how do you and your friends treat their bodies? How can you influence people to make better decisions without being controlling?
Just lead by example and create self-loving boundaries that show others what self-respect can offer them. We often don’t realize the amount of energy that is available to us with these simple lifestyle shifts because many of us have struggled to have consistent energy our whole lives.
Eating clean, staying hydrated and enjoying eating with the natural flavors of herbs and spices can reduce many sicknesses and literally headaches in your life.
Don’t be a victim of corporate greed. The people profiting off of your ill health and low energy don’t care about you so you don’t need to support their products. There are many new products on the market that are clean and the business owners do care about your health.
It doesn’t have to be expensive if you find produce on sale and don’t shop at really expensive markets. Your tastebuds may be addicted to preservatives and flavors created in a lab so that natural flavors taste bad right now but be patient because your body will detox and your tastebuds over the course of weeks, months and years will be able to enjoy and taste the natural flavor in foods.
Goodbye fake food, hello real energy! Power to the people!