5 Foods To Give You An Instant Energy Boost And A Better Mood

5-Foods For Energy & Mood

Though it’s too soon to say, “An apple a day keeps the doldrums away,” researchers are studying the links between what we eat and how we feel. There is evidence that changing your diet can change your metabolism and brain chemistry, ultimately affecting your energy level and mood.

5 High Energy Foods


 

1. Nuts

Nuts for Energy

Particularly cashews, almonds and hazelnuts.   These nuts are not only rich in protein but also contain magnesium a mineral that plays a vital role in converting sugar into energy. Research suggests magnesium deficiency can drain your energy.

2. Dark Chocolate

chocolate for energy

Yep that’s right – good news for the chocoholics! It contains a flavonoid called epicatechin that may help you fight fatigue, according to a recent study involving rats.  The amount needed is small only about five grams so its fine to eat this amount right before your workout.

3. Fruits

Fruits for energy

It is common knowledge that fruits are a food group that guarantees an energy intake due to the fructose level and the vitamins they all carry.  The most energizing fruit are grapes, peaches, and citrus fruit due to their high fructose content.

The most fruits have a large content of vitamins, predominant C, and through it a large energetic potential.  Of course the fruits can be replaced by fruit juice under the condition this is home-made not bought from the supermarket.  Of course the bottled juice gives energy but because of the sugar addition, after the sugar rush it produces, the energy disappears very fast.

4. Coffee

Coffee For Energy

Coffee is one of the world’s most popular pick-me-ups, and it works — at least in the short-term. Caffeine steps up the body’s metabolism, temporarily improving mental focus and energy. Frequent mini-servings will keep you alert and focused longer than one large dose.

5 Lean Meats

Lean meats for energy

 

Lean pork, lean beef, skinless chicken, and turkey are sources of protein that include the amino acid tyrosine. Tyrosine boosts levels of two brain chemicals (dopamine and norepinephrine) that can help you feel more alert and focused

Source: WebMD

 

7 Comments

  • A Nonny Mouse

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    Brilliant post and very informative, but can I draw your attention to the wrong spelling of ‘due’ (you wrote ‘dew’) in the fruits section. Other than that, It is really helpful, thank you for sharing 🙂

  • Clair Hurley

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    I am always tired.I eat healthy.can you suggest anything to help? Thank you

    • Barry Pinches

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      Maybe kill yourself?

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    Wow – Do you think you should remove Barry’s very unhelpful comment..???!!

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