Top 5 Healthy Foods For Vibrant Energy And Well-being

Have you ever spent any length of time living off of pre-packaged ramen noodles and the occasional pizza delivery? If you have, you can instantly recognize that this is not a healthy diet. At the same time, if you ask someone about eating healthy, this conjures thoughts of hunger and settling for salad with a low-fat dressing.

Never fear. Just start to incorporate the foods on this list into your diet, and you will stay full, feel great, and fight off illnesses!

 

Almonds For Energy And Essential Fatty Acids

almonds for energyFats pack more energy into a smaller amount of food than anything else. One of the great advantages that almonds have is that most of their calories come from fats. They contain a wide array of vitamins and minerals, from magnesium to potassium.

Almonds also contain important essential fatty acids (omega 3 and 6). One cup also sports a whopping 125% of your daily value of Vitamin E.

Nutrient-dense, fatty foods help keep your energy levels elevated throughout the day. Carbohydrates give you a more immediate boost, but their effects wear off more quickly. Next time you are shopping for trail mix, grab a bag with almonds!

 

Tasty Farm-Fresh Eggs

Eggs are yet another food that has gotten a negative reputation in the last few decades. This is largely due to concerns about heart disease and cholesterol levels. Let me dispel that myth for you: eggs are a Superfood. There is a growing body of research showing that routine consumption of eggs lowers LDL levels and increased HDL levels. In other words: higher good cholesterol and lower bad cholesterol.

Like dairy, fish, and meats, eggs contain all 9 of the essential amino acids. Amino acids are how your body constructs and repairs muscles. For this reason alone, eggs are known as one of the ultimate pre-workout foods. Like almonds, most of the nutrition in eggs comes from fat. This means more time before you are hungry.

Nothing kills an otherwise healthy diet like reaching for an unhealthy snack. Boil several eggs at a time, so you’ll always have one ready to help boost any meal. It’s important to use free range eggs for best results.

 

Avocados Are Gold

avacadoAnother great-tasting, energy-boosting food that goes with almost anything is the amazing avocado. The avocado is not listed on the glycemic index at all, so it’s a great energy source that does not have any sugar.

In order for your body to absorb iron (from things like red meat , eggs, and almonds) your body must also have Vitamin C. Avocados in your meal are an easy way to ensure that you get the benefit of any iron you’re eating. They also contain Vitamin E, which will boost the functioning of your immune system.

If you’re not already in the habit of buying avocados, be sure to learn how to select the best ones at your local grocer. Use organic if you can afford it.

 

Salmon For Energy From Fats

You have probably heard before that omega fatty acids are important, and you’re probably not getting enough of them. But, have you heard about the importance of getting the right ratio of omega-3 to omega-6?

Salmon is one of the rare foods that actually provide far more omega-3 than omega-6. Omega-3 is used by your body to fight inflammation, and it actually competes with omega-6. That’s right: Consume too much omega-6 and it actually suppresses the omega-3 you do eat.

Having the wrong ratio of these two can cause a huge array of problems, including chronic fatigue, depression, and even ADHD. For many, changing this balance can make a dramatic difference in overall energy levels.

Before you run to the store to buy salmon, think about how you will prepare it! Many popular cooking oils, including safflower, sunflower, corn, cottonseed, and peanut, include huge amounts of omega-6. This could completely neutralize the omega-3 content of the fish!

My suggestion? Try butter. It has only a small amount of both omega fatty acids, so it’s going to stay out of the way while your energy levels rise.

 

bananas

Bananas

If you’re feeling the effects of low energy and want a fix right now, a banana may be just what you need.

Bananas are mostly composed of carbohydrates, so you’ll feel the effects faster than you would from eating almonds.

The first thing many people think about in bananas is potassium. While there are about 800 mg of this critical mineral in a cup of bananas, there are actually many other foods that are better sources.

Bananas get my vote because they have some natural sugar and fiber. This works to increase energy levels quickly.

They also have 41% of your daily Vitamin B6, which keeps your adrenal system running smoothly. This helps give you a calmer state of mind to face the challenges of the day.

 

It Doesn’t Have to Be Difficult

Boosting your energy should never mean buying a 6-pack of energy drinks. Higher-quality foods are easy to find, easy to prepare, and easy to enjoy.

Now, when you think of salad, start to imagine a complete meal. A couple of boiled eggs, sliced avocado, and almonds with an organic honey mustard dressing can have a transformational effect on an otherwise boring lunch. If you’re consistent, the transformation will take effect throughout your life. It all starts with the decision to use quality ingredients.

 

The Secret Superfood Not Many People Know Aboutcacao

Now this might surprise you, it’s the source of the most popular food in the world! And the food is chocolate!!! The process of making conventional chocolate is made from cocoa powder which is heated. This means meany nutrients and  enzymes are lost and sugar and other artificial flavors are added too.

However some chocolate is made from the raw Superfood, the Cacao bean. It’s called a bean, but it’s really a nut!

It is the most potent Superfood in the world that not many people eat or know about. The cacao bean is know as the “King Of All Superfoods”. It has 15 times more antioxidant value than wild blueberries. 20 times more antioxidants than green tea and 30 times more antioxidants than red wine!

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