Work from home, self-isolation, and to surround you with gadgets again – The New Year has brought the same old circumstances with it. Life is hectic, no matter if you are locked inside your homes.
Students have their classes to attend, adults struggle with their work pressures, women have to play the dual role that is to play an active role in their working environment along with taking care of their families. All you need to strive through these situations is a healthy mind and body. To stir your body from its physical and mental equilibration, along with exercising, hydrating and good sleep, a regular intake of energy-giving food plays an important role.
Not all food affects your energy level the same way. Food intake should be qualitative, not quantitative as the food that you consume affects your energy levels throughout the day.
Here are some energy boosters that you can add to your diet to energise and rejuvenate yourself. So, instead of pushing yourself towards mugs of coffee, treat yourself to these foods to feel energetic and refreshed all day long.
Bananas are an excellent source of energy. One banana is packed with minerals such as potassium, fibre, and Vitamin B-6. Bananas, being a natural source of sugar, are also rich in fibres that help in slowing down the digestion of sugar and hence fully utilize it to generate energy. You can take a banana for breakfast or as a mid-day snack to fill your cravings in between work.
Dates are known for their unique taste and texture with their natural sweetness. Dates are loaded with various minerals, iron, folate, protein, fibre, calcium, magnesium, vitamin B6 to name a few. Dates are high in natural sugars that help convert your food into energy. So you can always fancy a Date.
Apple does not provide that dramatic boost to your body that coffee does, but you can count on it to fuel your body with more energy. Apples are loaded with Vitamin B and C, calcium, and other minerals. Apples are rich in antioxidants, and as shown in numerous studies, apples slow down the digestion of carbs and aid to sustain your energy.
4. Dry Fruits
Dry fruits are loaded with various minerals and vitamins. They are the powerhouse of nutrition. You can always count on them for your healthy shakes and drinks or to just munch on your snack cravings. Almonds, Cashews, Walnuts, Figs, Peanuts, and other nuts of your choice should be on your checklist while working. Almonds with a high amount of omega-3 and omega-6 are antioxidants that increase your energy level.
5. Dark Chocolate
Dark Chocolate is one of the best sources of antioxidants. Studies show that it helps improve your blood flow, which improves your flow of oxygen to the brain and muscles and lowers blood pressure. Dark chocolate might not be as healthy as other foods, but it doesn’t change the fact that it is an excellent source of energy. Still, it’s chocolate and hence should be consumed in limit.