Want More Energy and Better Focus? These Foods Can Help

Posted at July 23, 2017 by Ava Wynne on category Health

You’re sitting at your desk and for the last five minutes you’ve read the same sentence of your word document at least ten times.

You get up to get your fourth cup of coffee but once you’ve finished it you have no more energy than you did before.

And no more clarity.

As a matter of fact, a nap would be the best thing ever.

Lack of energy, fatigue and mid-day slumps are everyday challenges for millions of people everyday.

Exercise is always helpful but adding a few simple yet tasty items to your everyday diet can make a noticeable change for the better.

More energy, clearer thinking, less fatigue and likely a few less inches around the waistline are all reasonable expectations.

Consider adding these seven items to your menu and expect a boost of energy and mental focus to be your reward.

  • Goji Berries not only help fight disease because of their high antioxidant content but goji berries also boost energy levels, fights fatigue, enhances athletic performance, mental acuity and feelings of calmness.
  • Kale can assist in energy production thanks for its protein, high antioxidant levels, as well as high fiber.
  • Blueberries are not only delicious but also are powerful antioxidants which helps to fight free radicals. Free radicals affect healthy cells and cause fatigue.
  • Avocados contain fatty acids which help lower inflammation. Inflammation is linked to not only disease but also to fatigue.
  • Salmon has a sizable amount of healthy protein which can help to increase metabolism as well as help to increase energy. Salmon also protects brain and heart health. If you want to stave of dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, science has shown this fish to be a mighty tool.

  • Lentils are also high in fiber and help to regulate blood sugar levels which can aid in increased energy levels.
  •  Oats continue with the theme of high protein and fiber and help to stabilize blood sugar. I’m not talking about the prepackaged oats. I’m talking old school – the kind your granny made back in the day. Sweeten it with a half a banana or some golden raisins and you’ve got a meal that will easily hold you all day and stave off unhealthy cravings.

Add these foods to your daily line-up of meals. You don’t have to do it all at once.

Try adding salmon once a week instead of pork or beef.

Do a meatless Monday with lentils. Add carrots and celery (so good) and even kale. This is especially tasty with a slice of a fresh baguette.

Put a half of an avocado in your salad and add goji berries to your smoothie.

It doesn’t have to be hard or take all day.

Just start and you’ll find yourself  feeling less fatigue and better focus in no time.

Until next time,

Blessings

 



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