I don’t know about you but my energy levels are all over the place at the moment. If you’re looking to give them a boost try incorporating these five energy boosting foods into your diet.
1. Green Tea
If you’re out and about it’s always tempting to have one of those super delicious flavoured coffees, but step back!! They are so calorific and they contain a heap of sugar. They taste amazing and you’ll feel awake after drinking it but then your energy levels will crash, and we all know what that looks like. Opt for a green tea and you’ll be amazed at the difference, it will help you to maintain steady energy levels because it’s packed with natural antioxidants. Try and drink three to five cups a day to notice a difference.
There’s a reason why athletes eat bananas and it’s because they’re a great energy source. They are also really good for your skin as they are contain skin-improving minerals. Pop one in your bag for a snack or blend one in your morning or afternoon smoothie.
Avoid those sugary cereals in a morning, they are tempting and tasty but contain a serious amount of sugar. Eating a portion of oats drizzled with some honey or topped with strawberries or blueberries is a much healthier option. Oats are a fantastic way of providing your body with slow-release energy throughout the day.
4. Dark chocolate
I’ve stopped buying milk chocolate because it’s too tempting to eat the whole bar. I now buy dark chocolate and just have one square which is pretty much all you need to feed your sweet tooth. Dark chocolate is rich in antioxidants that boost your energy levels and your mood. The darker the chocolate the better!
This wholegrain is so good for you. It’s high in protein, complex carbs, fibre and B vitamins, and it’s also known to help lower stress levels. Add some to a salad or have a portion with some chicken or fish.