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The 6 Best Energy Boosting Foods On Earth

The 6 Best Energy Boosting Foods On Earth

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The 6 Best Energy Boosting Foods On Earth
A shortage of energy is the No. 1 complaint of most people who stay busy juggling a career, a relationship and a workout plan. Keeping all these activities going takes, well, a ton of energy. The best strategy is to eat small meals of energy-promoting foods several times throughout the day, rather than infrequently binging on huge meals (you also need to exercise, get enough sleep and control stress, but that's a whole other article). With that in mind, I compiled a list of the top five energy boosting foods that will give you true, lasting energy to keep you active all day! .
  1. oatsOats

    Oats contain the energizing and stress-lowering B vitamin family, which helps transform carbs into usable energy. Oats are also low on the glycemic index because they have a lot of fiber. That means that your body gets a steady stream of energy, as opposed to a short-term spike, because the carbohydrates gradually flow into your bloodstream. The key here is to look for high-fiber oatmeal, like oat bran. For the best nutrition kick, avoid instant oatmeal and stick with more natural varieties, my favorite are steel cut and groats!
  2. lentil_beansLentils

    Beans are a great source of fiber, which translates to a slow release of glucose, as well as B vitamins, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, calcium and copper. Lentils provide both carbohydrates and protein, making them a great addition to any meal. Lentils help reduce your cholesterol and blood pressure, and they're low in fat and calories to boot.
  3. banana_energyBananas

    Bananas provide a lot of potassium, an electrolyte that helps maintain normal nerve and muscle function. Unlike some nutrients, the body doesn't store potassium for long periods of time. This means that your potassium level can drop during times of stress or during strenuous exercise when the nutrient is lost through excessive sweating. The sugar in bananas is an easily digested form of carbohydrate. Other fruits such as apples, grapes, peaches and pineapples also make great energizing and refreshing snacks. We all know we need to be eating more fruits in our diet!
  4. water_energyWater

    Without water, your body cannot generate energy. Water makes it possible for your system to digest, absorb and transport nutrients. It also helps regulate body temperature. When you're dehydrated, your cells receive nutrients for energy less efficiently, and your body can't properly expend heat through sweating. Both conditions lead to fatigue. Aim to drink eight to 10 eight-ounce glasses of water a day.
  5. almonds_energyAlmonds

    These little guys are great if you're looking to improve your focus and mental clarity. Monounsaturated fats such as almonds provide essential fatty acids, known as omega-3s and omega-6s that produce an alert mental state. NOTICE: You want to consume Raw Almonds, which are actually illegal in all 50 states. I wrote a great article all about it, plus the 2 loop holes that still allow you to purchase them. READ HERE
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  7. raw_chocolate_energyChocolate

    Studies show that chocolate can elevate your energy levels by way of certain bioactive compounds such as tyramine and phenylethylamine. Chocolate has also been claimed to improve anemia, awaken the appetite, aid in digestion, and improve longevity. Chocolate contains sugar and caffeine along with fat and calories so consume in moderation. When possible, opt for dark chocolate or raw cacao (love this!) for the highest source of antioxidants.
Working these naturally energizing foods into your daily routine doesn't have to be difficult. With a little imagination and effort, you can have all the energy you need to stay awake and alert throughout the entire day!

Quick Energy Boosters:

The quickest energy is from carbohydrates. That's the body's first preferences for energy. Did you ever hear about carbohydrate loading? That's what marathon runners do when they run a long race, they carb load. The reason they do that is because your body's first preference for fuel is from stored carbohydrate, and you store carbohydrate as glycogen in your muscles and your liver.

Sustained Energy Boosters:

A balance of nutrients is really what's going to give you sustained energy because your body digests protein, fats and carbohydrates differently. In other words, you can eat them all at the same time but they are all going to be processed differently. Carbohydrates start being digested in your mouth, protein starts in your stomach and fat doesn't start until it reaches your intestines. That's why foods that are combinations of nutrients give you sustained energy.

Tell Us Your Tips On Energy Boosting Foods? Leave a Comment Below.

Source: webmd.com solveyourproblem.com associatedcontent.com

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  1. You have a great website keep doin what you do, I like the new changes

  2. Yes, I would argue that it’s not chocolate that’s good for you but rather, the Cocoa in the Chocolate. So why don’t we just say Cocoa is #6. :)

    And yes, I too love the website. :)

  3. Great post! I especially love that chocolate was included! I know, I know…in moderation. I also make sure to take a B12 supplement daily…I was low in B12 and felt so incredibly tired. After bio-meridian testing, I upped my B12 intake and the result was miraculous.

  4. Five BETTER energy boosing foods

    1. Coconut oil – supports the thyroid, and supplies high quality energy and nutrition with very little digestive energy lost
    2. Raw cream from pastured animals – packed with vitamins and energy. Used as the food of choice for the most active athletes in Africa.
    3. Bone broth. The woman who first swam the English Channel was powered by bone broth. It provides pre-digested minerals and amino acids essential for physical exertion.
    4. Liver. Liver is one of the most nutrient-dense foods known, and provides vitamin A, known to support bodybuilding better than any other nutrient.
    5. Eggs. Chicken eggs, as well as roe from wild marine fish, are both providers of one of the most important energy-yielding nutrients known: iodine. Iodine supports proper thyroid function. The thyroid gland regulates the body’s energy.
    By the way, fats are far superior to carbohydrates in providing energy, and often nutrients, to athletes and others who require a lot of energy.

    Glucose is the food substance we get from grains and other carbohydrate foods. One molecule of glucose requires 15 enzymes and numerous vitamins and minerals: especially chromium and magnesium to produce 38 Units ATP
    Fat, on the other hand, is much more generous. One molecule of fat requires 5 enzymes and vitamins and minerals to produce 146 Units ATP. That’s a HUGE difference! ATP is the energy carrier of the cells.

  5. Mario – Thanks for this info!!!! Greatly appreciated! Cheers!

  6. Oats! I do love oats and i eat oats every other day. Same with banana and apple. too bad apple is not in the list.

  7. I do have to agree that these items help with energy. I feel much better on the days I eat oatmeal and drink lots of water. I also love to eat almonds so that helps. Thanks for the information!

  8. Such good foods. It is amazing how simple healthy eating is and how massive the benefits are.

  9. Great site, keep up the good work. I love the video on the box orange juice. Thumbs up.

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  11. I had suffered from chronic fatigue dispite all the doctors tests and suggestions for years. Then one day a friend whos family were healthnuts (i use the term as endearing) offered me some b vitmains in lquid form. A few drops into a glass of orange juice and over the next few days I started to feel …well..different. Thanks for the info, I will keep passing along

  12. This information is valuable and of great use to the readers. Thank you for sharing and keep up the good work. Enjoyable and healthy.

  13. I can’t do without my oats in the morning! I have my fair share of bananas and eggs as well that seem to do the trick.

  14. This is a great article! I completely agree – bananas, cocoa, and healthy fats like flax seed and coconut oil are staples in my healthy smoothies.

  15. Worthy foods that I indulge in, but if a person is chronically listless, consuming these will not suffice.

    Need to address sleep, depression and cleansing the organs of elimination: skin, colon, kidneys and liver.

    My 2 cents.


  17. It is very true. I am looking for other best vegan products as well.

  18. great foods for good heath of everyone.

  19. Junk food?


  21. Wow, the the author of this….You just managed to perfectly explain (Particularly with the description on number 06 on how the body actually process the different energy food's i.e Mouth, stomach and intestines) how it all works….I've been trying to eat healthy and this page in just 02 minute's made me better understand the whole concept of how to balance a diet! Thank you.

    For those trying to eat healthy and maximise their diet, I'm trying the Bruce Lee diet, you'll find it easily on Google and after only a month I can notice drastic improvement's in my own energy level's!

  22. As a certified personal trainer I can personally attest to the benefits of each food listed (especially the lentils) and say that I recommend them to all my clients.

  23. since when are oats bananas and lentils junk food!!

  24. Not to gross anyone out…but approximately a week and a half ago I developed THRUSH or ORAL THRUSH out of the blue. Currently I am still more or less unable to do much chewing…and sadly, NO FRUIT OF ANY KIND! A couple of days ago I told my wife that if I can’t EAT veggies…I may as well DRINK them. I ran out and purchaced a JACK LALANNE’S POWER JUICER. I was never really much of a veggies eater in the past, but since I love carrots, I thought that I could use mostly those along with maybe one or two others mixed in. This machine was one of the best envestments I had ever made and I highly recommend it! I plan to use it everyday for the rest of my life. I can not wait until I can start adding fruit into the juices!

  25. Tried to edit my previous post…wasn’t able to. By now I’m sure that everyone knows that I meant “INVESTMENTS”…I hate typos! SORRY!

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