Change Your Diet to Increase Energy
Feeling blah? Maybe it's the potato chips. Or the coffee. Yes, it really could be your diet. We have a tendency to first turn to caffeine when we're running low on energy, but then we can feel jittery and have that hard crash. Instead of coffee, try some green tea. There's still some caffeine content, but green tea contains an amino acid, L-theanine, which helps promote relaxation, so you won't get that jittery feeling.
Junk food can be a major energy-zapper, despite the fact we think of candy bars and donuts as being quick fixes when we're fatigued.
We've heard of good carbs and bad carbs, but here's the simple science: white flour, refined sugar, and white rice (the bad carbs) have been stripped of all bran, fiber, and nutrients. That means they digest too quickly, causing spikes in blood sugar levels and energy.
“So, what can I eat now?” Well, how about fruit, yogurt, spinach, and quinoa? Look for some complex carbs to keep you energized all day. Check out this article for some great energy boosting foods.
Your diet can have a major impact on how you feel. Try changing up a few things and see if you don't notice a difference in your energy levels. Be sure to consult your doctor about this and other healthy eating ideas.