Eating a healthy diet is one of the best ways to stay fit and to keep your body working properly. Eating a well-rounded diet high in protein, vegetables and healthy fats while avoiding processed foods and sugar, can help boost your metabolism and regulate your immune system. Eating healthy can also give you more energy!
Here are 6 foods to add to your diet for a much needed energy boost:
Almonds contain carbohydrates, fiber, calcium, magnesium, protein and fat (the good kind!) On top of providing you with healthy energy, almonds have been known to help lower cholesterol, build strong bones and boost brain power.
Sweet Potatoes are packed with vitamins and minerals like vitamin A, vitamin C, fiber, vitamin B6, folate, magnesium, potassium and more! Sweet potatoes are a complex carbohydrate so not only do they give you energy; they give you energy that lasts all day long because it’s digested slowly.
Dark chocolate is great because it contains natural stimulants, including caffeine and theobromine, which can help give you energy, keep you focused, stimulate endorphins and even improve your mood. Dark chocolate is also packed with antioxidants as well as contains essential vitamins and minerals including iron, magnesium, copper and manganese.
Carbohydrates provide us with energy, and whole grains are a good source of it. Whole grains are also full of B-vitamins, which can boost your energy levels and as well as increase your metabolism which can help with weight loss. Healthy whole grain foods include whole grain bread, oatmeal, rice, quinoa, and whole grain cereal.
Bananas provide carbohydrates and natural sugars so they can help boost energy levels and are a great snack to eat either before or after a workout. Bananas are also loaded with potassium, another reason to eat them pre or post workout. Potassium can help keep you hydrated, can promote healthy blood flow, assist in getting oxygen to your cells, and can help with muscle cramps and tightness.
Salmon is a superfood. One filet can provide you with 40 grams of protein. This healthy option is also full of vitamins and nutrients including vitamin A, calcium, vitamin B-12, vitamin C, iron, vitamin B-6, and magnesium.
At Physicians Age Management Centers, we want to help you live a healthy life. It's what we do, every day, and our specialty. We offer treatments for weight loss, and we can help you start a nutrition or supplementation plan. Take our weight loss test to get started or request a free consultation today.