All food gives energy, but some food gives more energy than others. Food from processed sources that is full of sugar and fats can give short-term energy, spiking insulin levels but doesn’t last long which is then followed by the onset of hunger. But if you choose the right foods, you can provide your body with long-term energy that can help you power through workouts and replenish energy post workout.
Try these five natural energising power food in your diet today.
This yellow fruit is loaded with minerals including potassium, which can help reload lost electrolytes and glycogen.
Instead of Frozen Berries, add half a frozen banana to your post-workout smoothie to help replenish lost nutrients.
The one everyone has a trouble pronouncing, try splitting it up ‘kwinn-OH-ah’
Quinoa is a gluten free gain that delivers more than just carbs, it is high in protein providing all the essential amino acids need for muscle growth.
Cook up a pot of quinoa and use it in place or oat porridge, add half a cup cooked quinoa to your salad lunch to get through the afternoon to boost energy and protein content.
Don’t throw out the yolks!
The egg yolks are rich in energising B Vitiams, these help the body convert food we eat into usable energy, Whole eggs are packed with protein and are considered one of the most bio-available source of protein.
Hard boil a dozen eggs at the begging of the week and store them in the fridge for a quick and easy snack on run.
These deep red root veggies are probably not on your radar as an energy food? Beetroot is high in nitrites and can increase nitric oxide production in the body. This increases blood flow which can increase nutrient delivery to working muscles.
Try roasting Beetroot in the oven and then add them to your salads, or eat them alongside other greens as a side dish.
Coconut oil delivers a source of fats that are unlike other sources of fat. Medium Chain Triglycerides which are easily metabolized by the body and have been show to help preserves lean muscle tissue.
Instead of using Olive Oil, try cooking with coconut oil.