Do you find yourself reaching for just one more cup of coffee to get through the day? Are you tired of being tired? Instead of relying on things like coffee or sugar for energy, get happy by eating more foods that give you energy through nourishment. Here are 4 foods that can help improve your energy levels.
A complete protein, rich in fiber and omega-3s, hemp is a great low-glycemic addition to any diet. The glycemic index (GI) is a measurement of how fast the carbohydrates in food are broken down into glucose and how much it will affect your blood sugar. Fiber, fat and protein all lower the GI of a food, which is why hemp seeds (along with nuts, seeds, whole grains and legumes) are low-glycemic. Look for hemp seed oil for salad dressing, and hemp seeds to be added into salads.
Raw almonds are nutrient dense, and soaking them unlocks higher nutrition potential. Soaking increases vitamin levels and removes the enzyme that slow down digestion. I soak my almonds in water overnight (at least eight hours) and then dry them.
It is 20-percent protein, making it a balanced source of carbohydrates. It’s gluten-free(无谷蛋白) and rich in B vitamins, which help change carbohydrates into energy in your body. Even if you feel like you’re too busy to make homemade meals, quinoa is a fast food that cooks in less than 15 minutes.
Caffeine from green tea feels steadier and less sharp than the spike and crash with caffeine from coffee. This is likely because green tea contains L-theanine, a kind of acid found in tea that helps promote relaxation.