Whether you are a busy travel professional, an athlete, a new mom or someone generally looking for a pick-me-up, these energy boosting foods are for you. Not only will they provide an initial cognitive and physical boost, they will reduce fatigue and increase stamina on extra-busy days!
5 Foods to Boost Energy
1. Rosemary “Herb of Remembrance”
Buying Tips: Choose deep sage green and free of yellow or dark spots.
Cooking Tips: Season soups, stews, meat, broth, roasted veggies. Or Opt for a tasty beverage by simmering 1 cup milk with 1 Tbsp rosemary leaves and honey.
2. Maca Root Powder
Buying Tips: Choose maca that is toasted and roasted for optimal digestion.
Cooking Tips: Add ¼ tsp [and work up to 1 Tbs per day] to smoothies or oatmeal or whisk into a cup warm nut milk.
3. Nutritional Yeast
Buying Tips: Choose nutritional yeast that is processed under low heat to maximize health benefits.
Cooking Tips: Sprinkle over salad or soups.
Buying Tips: Hold the fruit and determine if it is heavy. Heavier the lemon, the thinner the skin, and the more juice it will have. Look for a fine-textured peel with deep lemon color.
Cooking Tips: Squeeze half lemon into a cup of warm water upon waking – provides a hydrating and nutrient-dense beverage.
5. Pure, Filtered Water
Buying Tips: Use a filter at home or buy reverse osmosis or deionized water, to reduce mineral content
Cooking Tips: Drink 8-16 oz. water upon waking to re-hydrate the body and continue to drink throughout the day. Individual needs will vary.
Originally posted 2018-02-07 18:39:54.