As energy levels decrease because of demanding and stressed lifestyles, many people look for a quick fix to combat fatigue.
There are some options that are fast, but they mask the symptoms of fatigue and dehydrate the body. There are many healthy ways to boost energy without relying on caffeine, energy drinks, or other products that contain stimulants.
Here are some tips on healthy ways to boost energy:
Being hydrated is an easy and inexpensive way to increase energy levels. Sports drinks and vitamin water only add extra unneeded calories. Instead, keep a pure water source with you at all times and drink throughout the day. Add lemon, cucumber, or lime for taste variety.
This is the meal that sets the stage for the entire day. Studies show that breakfast helps keep you alert, starts your metabolism for the day and keeps you satisfied until lunch. Whole-grain cereals, breads, fruit and lean protein are the best options.
Keep Snacks On Hand
Keep your energy level steady during the day by consuming snacks. A few examples of smart snack choices are yogurt, fruit, and mixed nuts.
Don’t forget protein
Not consuming enough protein during the day can be a primary reason for fatigue. Protein-based foods provide the body with fuel to repair and build tissues. Protein takes longer than carbohydrates to break down in the body, providing a longer-lasting energy source. You can find protein in poultry, fish, lean red meat, nuts, milk, yogurt, eggs, yogurt, cheese and tofu.
A great article withsome easy to follow ideas. Unfortunately, I can testify about the importance of water having had to go to the emergency room for severe illness, only to be told that I was dehydrated.
I cannot tell you how much my son still teases me because I got sick because I refused to drink water!!!
Greetings Janeane! I know how you feel — dehydration is something that I used to suffer from a lot too. Now I force myself to drink it, reminding myself that I never like it when I am sick! Lol ~Thank you so much for sharing here with me! 🙂
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