We at Live Well Holistic Health are always on the lookout for helping you feel better in your daily life. As we are well into the winter season, it is all the more important to stay alert and energetic as the cold weather can often make us feel like staying in bed.
As proponents of healthy eating, with an emphasis on key vitamins and minerals, we would like to suggest a few exemplary foods that will steer you away from sugar and caffeine. Here is a short list of the top five to help you stay energized throughout the day.
The Mighty Salmon
Staying alert means providing adequate nutrition to the brain. Feeding it with foods that are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids is not only advantageous for keeping us on our mental toes, but also helps to slow down digestion to make you feel fuller for longer periods of time. Salmon is one of the best foods for providing the essential fish oils that we need in our daily diet.
Providing abundant fiber and protein are only two of the great benefits that raw almonds have to offer. At Live Well Holistic Health, you can usually find a handful in our pockets for nibbling to keep energy up and sugar cravings down.
Breakfast Cereal of Champions
Oats make an excellent choice for breakfast as they provide the body with slow burning carbohydrates that help maintain a constant stream of energy. Full of B vitamins, which are excellent for providing energy, oats provide fiber for keeping us regular and are also great for lowering blood cholesterol.
Celebrating the Banana
Bananas are filled with potassium, as well as sugars that are very easily digested. Because this fruit contains tryptophan, it also functions to boost the mood. Bananas make a great substitute for sugary sweets and have the added benefit of relieving constipation. If you suffer from muscle cramps, a banana or two a day will help diminish them due to their potassium content.
Green Tea for Thee
Even though tea is not necessarily considered a food, at Live Well Holistic Health we feel obligated to include green tea in our list, as it has so many attributes. Green tea contains many nutrients, including antioxidants that help keep the body from free radical damage. A high quality green tea will keep your energy levels consistent without causing nervousness. We recommend you buy a Japanese or Chinese loose leaf tea and brew it yourself for getting the best in flavor and the most out of the essential nature of this medicinal beverage.
Additional Energy Foods
Ingesting the above foods is an excellent way to stay in top form and to maintain consistent and sharp brainpower. Additional foods to add to the list include walnuts, foods with Vitamin C such as citrus fruits and bell peppers, and dark green leafy vegetables, which are high in iron and other essential vitamins.
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