It’s all about the energy and today I’m gonna tell you which 7 foods you can eat that can give you energy.
Obviously, I keep telling you this. You can have a great life, an amazing career, beautiful healthy children, supportive husband BUT if you don’t have energy that lasts you through the day, then we’ve got a HUGE problem.
Clearly, you need energy to wake up in the morning and get the kids to school and yourself to work. In addition, energy is what gets you through the day without having to drink 4 cups of coffee. Without a doubt, if you don’t have energy, you’re gonna find yourself ordering food or passing by the drive thru which is NOT cost effective.
Yesterday was that day!
First, my daughter had dance until 9, I worked until 4 and my son had to be picked up from the middle school and head straight to the high school for the marching band showcase. Second, I also had to wait 45 min at the middle school collecting money and unsold tickets for a fundraiser we’re having for the indoor percussion team. Long story short!! Above all, it was a busy day. I got Geo (my son) Carl’s Jr which was 10.64 and got us in n out which was 14.32. Clearly, the total was about $25 BUT we were still hungry! It wasn’t filling. I could’ve definitely made a more nutritious and filling dinner with this amount BUT I wasn’t home.
Last but not least, the foods that you eat on the daily can give you energy or it can take it away.
Before I tell you which foods to eat that can give you energy, first and foremost I gotta say you can’t just eat those 7 foods, continue eating crap and pray you have more energy. Without a doubt, it’s very very super duper important to eat clean ( more fresh, less frozen and processed) at least 90% of the time.
In addition to eating healthy most of the time, here are the 7 foods that can give you energy:
Oatmeal is one of the easiest and most delicious meals ever. Oatmeal contains the healthy type of carbs that are a great source of energy. They help metabolize the energy in your body by providing nutrients like vitamin B, thiamine, folate and niacin. Oatmeal is personalized energy! You can throw in whatever ingredients you like.
Eggs can provide 30% of the protein your body requires and help strengthen and build your muscles. You can use eggs however you like. You can make an omelet, scramble them up, or simply hard-boil them.
Shrimp is rich in vitamin B12 and very low in calories. Vitamin B12 helps your body produce energy at a much faster rate. Shrimp also contains omega 3 fatty acids, which help boost your mood and your energy levels.
This Mediterranean dish is made from various herbs, spices, and chickpeas. It also contains olive oil, lemon juice, and sesame seed paste. These ingredients provide the nutrients and healthy carbs needed to help our bodies produce energy. They also contain healthy fats and protein, which means that you’ll be able to store that energy for a longer period of time.
Strawberries contain natural fructose, which gives you a quick yet sustainable boost of energy. You eat them raw or add them to your oatmeal, acai bowls or smoothies.
Mitochondria are the powerhouse of cells. Spinach contains nitrates that are responsible for improving the efficiency of mitochondria, helping provide energy to your cells.
Bananas not only provide your body with energy but also help in storing it. They make a perfect snack before you head to the gym or yoga class.
There you have it. Which food out of the 7 is your favorite and which one is your least favorite? Let me know in the comments.
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