I am going to describe a situation that many of you have certainly already experienced. After having breakfast or lunch, you seem to be in good shape. After two or three hours, you suddenly have the feeling that you have run a few marathons. We are exhausted; we have difficulty concentrating, and worse; we are hungry, as if we had just fasted for a few days. If this situation is not only known but also frequent, we should consume more energy-giving foods. With the following foods, there is no sudden burst of tiredness.
For those who lose weight, play sports, suffer from diabetes and cardiovascular disease or who experience permanent fatigue attacks, almonds are a real treasure. Rich in mono and polyunsaturated fatty acids, they have cardioprotective characteristics. Several studies carried out over the last few years have shown that regular consumption of almonds contributes to the reduction of arterial pressure and the fluidity of the blood. The high concentration of antioxidants slows down the aging process and even prevents the appearance of certain cancers and degenerative diseases. Almonds are rich in fiber and have an extremely low glycemic index. Ideal for people suffering from diabetes.
Almonds are also full of copper, manganese and riboflavin which neutralizes toxins, improves ventilation and increases energy production. To take advantage of all the benefits of almonds, it is advisable to consume them fresh or dried. I also recommend not to take over 30 g per day, which is about 23-25 almonds.
Rich in folic acid, potassium, but especially in vitamin C, citrus fruits are excellent sources of energy. It should be noted, however, that they must be eaten naturally. Many people prefer orange juice, but it is preferable to eat the citrus fruits themselves: oranges, lemons, mandarins, etc. Besides the juice, one should also consume the pectin and fiber of the fruit.
Lawyers have long been criticized for being very high in calories. The avocado is indeed a very fatty fruit, far fatter than most fruits. Even worse, the more ripe it is, the more calories it contains. However, it is important to remember that it is essentially rich in mono and polyunsaturated fatty acids. This means that just like almonds, avocados have cardioprotective properties. In addition, they have a high percentage of oleic acid, which has the particularity of reducing bad cholesterol and increasing good cholesterol.
The avocado is also rich in vitamin E known for its antioxidant properties, fiber, vitamin K, magnesium, and vitamins B1, B2, B2 and B6. It is precisely these vitamins that actively contribute to boost energy in the organism.
A real sugar bomb, but in the right way. Bananas contain glucose, sucrose and fructose and are also rich in fiber. Sports enthusiasts benefit from eating it at the end of exercise to replenish their energy. It is also the fruit in the greatest degree if you are feeling tired. Full of vitamin B and potassium, bananas also help stabilize blood sugar levels.
Dark chocolate is in every way good for your health, as long as you don’t abuse it. Rich in potassium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium and many other minerals. Dark chocolate is also a good source of protein, fiber and flavonoids. It should be noted, however, that the cocoa content should not be less than 70%. Besides the fact that it boosts energy, dark chocolate is also an excellent antidepressant and a good sedative.
Rather than taking an industrial energy drink, I recommend you take a large glass of water and dilute a tablespoon of honey in it. The result will be the same. It’s a slow sugar that will give you energy over a long period.
Extremely rich in proteins, vitamin B and iron, they are the ideal breakfast food. Besides boosting energy, they also effectively stimulate brain activity.
This list is far from being exhaustive. You can also add apples, sweet potatoes, salmon, seeds, coconut water, kale, chia, quinoa, and lentils to name a few, are also foods that I strongly recommend you to eat to avoid fatigue. The ideal is to integrate them into your daily diet. Instead of snacking on chips, you can take almonds, some bananas, citrus fruits and other such snacks.