How to Get Energy Out of Your Food – Without Caffeine
When many people are in need of energy, it is their habit to pick up a cup of coffee or, worse, guzzle a can of soda or an energy drink. But these caffeine-filled drinks can do a lot of damage to the body, and they are best avoided (or in the case of coffee, consumed in minimal amounts).
Fortunately, when you are in need of energy, there are plenty of delicious and nutritious foods that you can have instead that are packed full of energy that will have you up and going in no time.
When you are in need of energy, one of the best types of food that you can have is citrus fruit. Citrus is chock full of Vitamin C, and the vibrant aroma alone of oranges, grapefruit, lemons and limes is enough to help give you an energy boost that will have you energised in no time at all.
Leafy greens are also great energy-giving foods. Think kale, chard, watercress and the like for examples of terrific foods that can give you Folate, Vitamin C, calcium, beta carotene and much more.
You can also have beans, and because they are complex carbohydrates, they will provide you with energy throughout the day. The same is true for bran cereal, which is why it is the perfect food to start off your morning. Top it off with fresh fruit or raisins for an extra punch of vitamins.
For the chocolate lovers among us, you might be pleased to know that one great source of energy is dark chocolate. Very dark chocolate has a high cacao concentration. Avoid milk chocolate, though – it doesn’t provide the same energy boosting properties.
Last but certainly not least, do remember that one of the best and most natural ways to naturally gain energy is to drink water. Your body needs water to flourish, and hydrating yourself will almost instantaneously help your body to feel revived. Ditch the soda and the energy drinks and have a glass of water instead. Nine times out of ten, the effects will last much longer and you will feel much better (and more energised anyway).