5 Ways to Get the Most Energy From Your Diet
As cliché as it sounds, the saying is true - you are what you eat. The food you consume can make a big difference to whether you approach the day with gusto or fall at the first hurdle. So, if you’ve been feeling sluggish and are looking for more energy, we suggest introducing energising foods to your diet! We’ve pulled together a list of 5 foods that can easily be incorporated into your weekly meals for a noticeable increase in energy levels.1. Mango
Packed full of beta-carotene, the primary plant source of vitamin A, and a strong coloured orange/red pigment, this sweet fruit is delicious, nutritious, and refreshing. Chop up a mango to have as part of a fruit salad or simply eat by itself as a sweet snack. Alternatively, why not drink the goodness by adding mango to a smoothie? Aim to add 1 mango a week to your diet - but you’ll probably want more than just 1!2. Avocado
High in potassium and vitamins B, E, and K, avocado is known for being the good kind of fat! Did you know vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin and is essential for the body’s normal blood clotting process? Now you do! Start the day by smashing avocado onto sourdough bread topped with a poached egg for breakfast, or maybe adding it to a salad for lunch. Or why not use it to make a dip for snacking? We suggest eating 1 avocado a week, and between breakfast, lunch, and snacks, this is definitely achievable!
Sometimes there is nothing quite as refreshing as a glass of ice cold water. When infused with a slice of lemon or lime, this simple drink is given added antioxidants and a burst of flavour! Staying hydrated consistently keeps you alert and energised, while ensuring you stay fuller for longer to keep snacking to a minimum. Aim to drink at least 2 litres of water every day between meals to help keep energy and productivity levels high.
Rich in folic acid, vitamin A, B, C and K, this vegetable is packed full of goodness! Vitamin C is essential for formulating collagen, a structural protein that strengthens bones and blood vessels. There are many varieties and colours of cabbage - white cabbage, red cabbage, brussels sprouts, and savoy cabbage, to name a few. We recommend finding your favourite and adding at least one portion into your weekly diet!
Packed with vitamins A, B, C, calcium and iron, watercress is bursting with nutrients. Iron plays a major role in transporting oxygen around the body, while calcium helps form health bones. Water cress is great sprinkled on a salad, stirred into a soup or steamed as a side dish and served with grated ginger. We recommend including as least one portion of watercress to your diet each week, but with so many ways to eat it, how will you choose just one!?
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