This is a great way to add an extra ‘kick’ to your day – learn about five energy boosting foods that are guaranteed to give you more get up and go.
Bananas are a nutritious and delicious fruit that hold endless benefits. As well as being a tasty snack, they are packed full of vitamins, minerals and fibre! In one fruit you will find potassium, magnesium, folate, vitamin b and c and antioxidants. To get the most out of a banana make sure to choose a lovely, yellow ripe fruit; the green, unripe fruit doesn’t have nearly as many benefits.
Isn’t it funny, how a bear likes honey. Honey is said to have many health benefits both internally and externally. Honey contains antioxidants and is considered an anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. These properties are said to help give us an energy boost, assist with cough and throat irritation, strengthen the immune system, act as a probiotic and it can be moisturising and nourishing for the skin.
An apple a day is said to keep the doctor away, but how else do apples benefit us? Apples provide your body with energy, fibre, hydration, vitamins, iron and potassium. This fabulous combination, like the banana, makes it a great fruit to have when you’re feeling low on energy. We should eat two serves of fruit each day, so why not include an apple?
- Chia seeds
Chia seeds are packed full of nutritional benefits making them our fourth favourite way to get your energy boost. They are high in protein, fibre, omega-3, antioxidants and nutrients. Make sure to soak chia seeds prior to eating them as they expand multiple times their size in water. Sprinkle these seeds on your morning yoghurt or smoothie, bake them in a muffin or mix with coconut milk to make a delicious pudding.
- Green Tea
If you’re looking for an energy boost for your morning with less caffeine than coffee, then green tea is the answer. Green tea has around half the caffeine of coffee but still acts as a stimulant which could increase energy levels, concentration and mood. Green tea also contains the amino acid L-theanine which is said to increase brain activity. The combination of lower caffeine and L-theanine make it an effective energy boosting option.