What are the 10 Best Foods for Energy? - Tiger Medical Institute

What are the 10 Best Foods for Energy?

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“The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition.” ~ Thomas Edison

What We Eat Will Affect How We Feel

What we put into our bodies will affect how we feel and perform.

There are many wonderful foods and snacks out there. Similarly, there are many terrible foods and snacks out there.

Sadly, what tends to taste good is either expensive or unhealthy. Even though healthy foods may cost more, the result is worth it.

When we take time to invest in the food we eat, we will find ourselves not as prone to falling into moodiness or sluggish behavior due to too much sugar. Instead, we will find ourselves energized, giving the proper nutrition to our bodies.

Below we will take a look at the ten best foods for energy!

The 10 Best Foods for Energy

1. Nuts & Seeds

Nuts are a great way to combat fatigue!

According to the Mayo Clinic, regularly eating a healthy diet that includes nuts may:

2. Oranges

Oranges provide a great source of vitamin C.

Oranges have great fiber, which can help reduce high cholesterol and keep blood sugars in check. Not only this, but they are a great source of Thiamin (a vitamin that helps your body process other nutrients and turn food into energy).

3. Bananas

Bananas are a great source of natural sugar and are also rich in fiber.

Bananas contain three natural sugars (sucrose, glucose, and fructose). These three natural sugars help give you a fat and cholesterol-free source of energy.

4. Avocados

It has been noted that avocados may help sustain energy levels throughout the day.

Avocados contain fats that may increase energy levels and make fat-soluble nutrients more available to the body.

5. Eggs

Eggs are rich in oxygen-storing iron and are filled with high-quality protein – which helps preserve muscle mass.

6. Oatmeal

A bowl of cooked oatmeal breaks down to become energy that is slowly absorbed by your body throughout the day.

This helps keep your energy levels up because the oats are rich in melatonin and high in tryptophan (an essential amino acid that assists in developing Serotonin).

7. Yogurt

Yogurt comprises simple sugars (like lactose and galactose), which provide immediate energy when broken down.

8. Salmon

Alongside providing energy, salmon helps your body control inflammation, protects health and brain health, and is a great source of B vitamins.

The omega-3 fatty acids in salmon also boost serotonin levels and help protect your nervous system.

9. Brown Rice

According to the Kendall Reagan Nutrition Center, brown rice “is an excellent source of many nutrients, including fiber, manganese, selenium, magnesium, and B vitamins.”

When our body gets the right nutrition, this leads to more energy!

10. Dark Chocolate

According to Moorings Park, “One of the chemicals found in dark chocolate is called theobromine. Similar to caffeine, theobromine can cause a boost in energy and enhance your mood when consumed. In addition to theobromine, cocoa contains phenethylamine, which is a dopamine releasing chemical that can help with mood and attention.”

Next Steps to Increasing Your Energy Levels

There are many wonderful foods out there that help increase your energy levels. We have covered some of the best!

Other energy sources can be found in staying hydrated with water and coffee (when strategically used).

Now that you know some foods to add to your daily and weekly routine meals and snacks, it is time to look at further steps to increase your energy levels.

Our team at Tiger Medical has the experience, clinical skills, and coaching acumen to help you get your health and energy back.

To talk to one of our professionals, click here to schedule your call!

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