BEAUTY FOODS FOR MORE ENERGY
Boundless natural energy doesn’t have to be elusive.
To help you re-discover your energy, we’ve listed 6 tips to feel alert, energized and clear minded the Beauty Nutrition way.
If you feel down or have low levels of energy, you might be suffering from a deficiency of magnesium. Increasing your magnesium on a daily basis will help alleviate fatigue and sluggishness. A few magnesium rich foods include; leafy greens, figs, asparagus, raspberries, quinoa, dark chocolate, black beans, etc. You may also consider supplementing with a high quality product that not only contains magnesium, but contains calcium as well, which helps ensure proper absorption of these crucial nutrients.
Simple vs Complex Carbs
Simple carbohydrates are digested quickly, requiring a lot of insulin for your body to balance them out; consume them in moderation. On the other hand, complex carbohydrates are dissolved more slowly and are better for overall health. These are present in whole grain, brown rice, leafy vegetables, and oats, which are also loaded with vitamins and other nutrients.
Protein is essential for the body to stay healthy, so add lean meat like fish and chicken. Legumes and nuts are also great sources of protein. Beauty smoothies containing a high-quality plant protein are a must in our books as well. Our Beauty Kitchen favourite is Nutrimeal from USANA Health Sciences.
Know the difference between good and bad fats
Unsaturated fats and omega-3 fatty acids are the “good” fats that don’t raise your cholesterol level. These are found in fish, nuts, and olive oil and in many other seeds. Saturated fats are the bad fats found in processed food that can raise your cholesterol level and cause heart disease, so avoid them as much as possible.
Limit your portions
Be mindful of your portions to avoid overeating and weight gain and to help stay fit and healthy. If you have to eat on the run, avoid fast food chains as much as possible and opt for healthy salad bars, pre-made healthy lunch options, etc. Eating too much at once takes a lot of your energy to digest and makes you tired, so chew well, eat smaller portions, and make healthier choices for your best result.
Drink plenty of water
Dehydrated cells don’t function as well as they should, which makes you feel sluggish and heavy. Optimal water intake keeps your cells happy and energized throughout the day.
Following these tips, you can maintain a nutritious, balanced diet that supports a healthy mind and body and maximizes your energy levels in the midst of a busy routine.