and Keep You at Peak Performance
Do you run out of energy mid way through your day?
Looking for an energy boost to get you through the lull?
Forget about caffeine and other harmful stimulants (drugs). I’ve got some natural solutions that are just what you need.
The superfood list below is so easy to use and once you’ve tried them, you’ll likely keep them on your shopping list forever.
Some of these may be new to you, but they really are very common and easily found at your local health food store and/or online.
Save this superfoods list as a guide, and you’ll be able to overcome those mid-day groggy spells and improve your health at the same time.
Remember Chia Pets sold around the holidays? The chia seed has long been used as a powerful dietary supplement. Over 3,000 years ago the Aztecs recognized its ability to increase strength and endurance when eaten. In fact “Chia” is the Mayan word for “strength”. These whole raw seeds are an easily digestible concentrated food and an excellent source of omega 3 fatty acids as well as carbohydrates, protein, fiber, antioxidants, and calcium. They have smooth pleasant texture. add chia seeds to smoothies, salads, or add to fresh water and make a pudding like texture and eat a couple tablespoons for a quick energy boost.
Hemp seeds have a rich nutrient profile providing a healthy source of protein, essential omegas, iron, zinc, any many important vitamins and minerals and shelled hempseed is also delicious. It has a mild pleasing flavor similar to pine nuts. Reach for shelled hempseed for a quick, tasty, healthy addition to smoothies, soups, salads, or just eat them plain by themselves. Hemp seeds are sterilized and have no psychotropic effects. Due to their high protein content Hempseeds are a real energy blast.
Excellent for snacking on, they’re cereals made primarily of flaxseed. Many Flax cereals, particularly those available found in health food stores, contain ground flax seed or are made with flax meal. Another great source of omega-3 fatty acids, Flaxseed cereals are protein-rich, packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber and help lower bad (LDL) cholesterol. These tasty cereal choices are all natural and offer no-sugar options.
4) Maca Powder
Another ancient superfood, Maca root has been used for thousands of years for its nutrients and healing. Ground Maca root powder makes people feel, look, and perform better. Regulates metabolism, helps rebuild weak immune systems, re-mineralize under nourished bodies, and increase energy and endurance. Studies show positive effect on the endocrine system. It provides a unique set of nutrients specifically targeting the endocrine system and helps the glands to produce vital hormones in the precise dosages needed by one’s body.
It has a mild flavor and easily blends in with smoothies, tea, cereals, and yogurt, use your imagination. A natural organic superfood that increases stamina, boosts libido, provides a sense of wellbeing and helps combat fatigue. Sounds like a plan to me!
Nutritional Yeast is a powerhouse of nutrients and a great addition to your healthy lifestyle. These delicious cheesy nutty tasting flakes adds lots of flavor and creaminess when sprinkled on soups, salads, popcorn, you name it. Very rich in B vitamins, including B12 (one of the few non-animal sources of B-12) and offers protein, essential amino acids, vitamins, lots of fiber, and minerals. There are different kinds of yeast, and some we avoid. Nutritional Yeast is heated during production (not a raw food) so that it is not live and active in the body, and does not cause any yeast production in the GI tract. Nutritional yeast is a natural supplement valued for its powerful punch.
We have long known the benefits of organic coconut oil and water. I often grab a glass of coconut milk as a quick energy booster, with it’s wonderful coconut taste and no added sugar. I also use coconut milk in my cooking as a delicious, healthy, fat substitute. Coconut milk is high in iron, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, selenium, zinc, folate and vitamin C. It contains vitamin E, vitamin K, thiamin, vitamin B6, niacin, choline, pantothenic acid and calcium. Studies have shown that Coconut milk may help cholesterol levels by raising the good cholesterol (HDL) while not affecting bad cholesterol (LDL). This has the effect of protecting your heart. You can feel the healthful energy surge through your body and it’s delicious.
It’s very important to make wise choices with regard to your diet. Simply adding the ingredients from this superfoods list can make your meals healthy and satisfying and give your body a high octane blast. Give them a try this week. You’ll be impressed and pleasantly surprised!