We all know that adage, “You are what you eat.” The sad thing is that nothing is more accurate.
Food is the fuel we put into our vehicle, only our vehicles are our bodies, and when we choose to put low grade, cheap fuel with additives and gunk into our body, we decide to go through the day fighting fatigue and tiredness.
The best way to avoid that daytime lag is to make sure that we are eating foods throughout the day that help keep the body feeling energized and ready for whatever the day brings.
Here are a few great choices to keep you awake all day long
Bananas not only do they offer a high level of potassium to help muscles from cramping after a hard workout but with the vitamins, fiber and carbohydrates bananas most consider these a great pick.
Chia Seeds are a great way not only to pack energy but also help you hydrate.
These tiny little seeds can hold up to 10 times their weight in the water allowing you to have not only an excellent hydration food but if you are looking for something that will offer protein, fiber and fat without the risk of a midafternoon crash these are the perfect resource.
Nuts, Sunflowers, Walnuts, Pacans
Nuts especially almonds, brazil nuts, walnuts, sunflowers or pecans not only provide a source of fiber and protein they provide a solid variety of heart-healthy options to serve as a stable and robust energy source.
Oatmeal’s not just for breakfast anymore and doesn’t have to be cooked. Throw some dried oatmeal in trail mix, try an oatmeal muffin or any number of recipes for a quick low glycemic pick me up.
Cup of Tea
Grab a strong cup of Tea? That’s right to leave behind the coffee for the best option on a drink to fight fatigue.
Green, black or Oolong Tea not only will give you that caffeine boost you are looking for but will also have amino acids and antioxidants.
Fruits, Eggs and Vegetable
Fruits and vegetables are a great source of natural sugars to reenergize and satisfy even the strongest of sweet cravings.
Make sure that you are eating fruits that are in season and fresh to pack the most nutrients and vitamins.
Eggs are another great choice, packed with protein antioxidants and essential amino acids and yes, even iron eggs are a popular tool in the endurance sports tool bag.
Needing to fill a chocolate craving and don’t want to worry about a sugar crash? Reach for some dark chocolate with at least 70 percent cacao.
Studies have proven dark chocolate not only to be heart healthy but also to intensify awareness and increase mood stability.
Apples and Honey
Apples for centuries people have used apples to help wake in the mornings. This is because of the fiber and carbohydrates packed into energy boosting resveratrol.
Honey is a great sweet treat that endurance athletes use to give that extra boost while running to help them cross the finish line.
Honey not only aids in offering energy, but local honey will also prove beneficial during allergy season.