It's all too easy to burn the candle at both ends in this always connected world that we live in, & when energy levels are low we need to ensure we are fuelling our bodies with sustainable & natural sources of energy (not a dozen cups of coffee & sweets). So here are 5 of our favourite foods to fight fatigue & boost your energy. To learn more about eating with balance & the chance to chat with our beautiful Instructor & accredited Dietician Ruby Beezley, come along to our Nutrition W O R K S H O P next Tuesday the 21st of May at 6:30pm for our "Navigating Diet Culture Workshop" at Fleur Wellbeing. Tickets available for purchase through our Mindbody Booking system. (Click on the link on our homepage).
The next time you're feeling drained, have some H20! Dehydration may actually be the root of your fatigue & it can also lead to headaches, ruin your concentration & put you in a bad mood. Take a water bottle with you throughout the day & sipping on herbal tea in the cooler months is also a great way to stay hydrated.
These small & mighty little seeds are full of important nutrients. They are an excellent source of Omega-3 fatty acids, rich in antioxidants & they also provide fibre, iron & calcium. The combination of fat, protein & fibre in chia seeds means that they are digested relatively slowly, providing long, slow release energy to keep blood sugar levels stable.
This potassium packed fruit is an excellent energy boosting snack & is not only healthy but extremely delicious! Bananas are rich in Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, magnesium, potassium, fibre & also rich in antioxidants.
Spinach is an extremely nutrient rich vegetable that is also loaded with antioxidants too. Spinach is an excellent source of many vitamins and nutrients including:
Iron - Helps to create hemoglobin which brings oxygen to your body's tissues, giving you more energy.
Magnesium - Important for regulating muscle & nerve function, blood glucose control, protein synthesis & blood pressure regulation. Magnesium is essential for energy production & muscle recovery.
Vitamin C - A powerful antioxidant that promotes skin health & a healthy immune system. Vitamin C is also essential for the proper absorption of Iron.
Green tea holds a whole range of health benefits as well as pepping up your energy levels. It is also packed with antioxidants & nutrients that have some powerful effects on the body.
The combination of caffiene & L-theanine found in Green Tea gives you a much more sustained energy without the jitters & research suggests that green tea can also boost your brain function & helps to reduce your risk of neurodegenerative disease such as Alzheimer's. Green Tea helps to lower your risk of cardiovascular disease and developing cancer.
Written by Ellesse Hawkins.
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