16 Foods That Energize Your Body

The medium chain triglycerides in coconut oil offer a quick and effective source of energy. (Image courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net)

The medium chain triglycerides in coconut oil offer a quick and effective source of energy. (Image courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net)

Keep a selection of these foods on hand to keep you full and energized all day (via The Huffington Post Canada):

  1. Water. Much like gasoline for cars, water is your body’s most essential fuel. It keeps all of your body’s cells working at optimum levels. To avoid mid-morning fatigue, start your morning with a tall (12 ounces or larger) glass of water.
  2. Almonds. Raw and unsalted almonds are a good source of healthy fats and protein to balance blood sugar levels, which can plummet when you don’t eat over several hours. Eating one ounce of almonds (about 23) also reduces your risk of cardiovascular disease.
  3. Quinoa. This grain is a complex carbohydrate, which is digested slowly to provide sustained energy and keep you feeling full. Try adding cinnamon, raisins and almonds to warm quinoa for an energizing breakfast.Continue Reading …
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8 Ways to Increase Your Energy Instantly

Tip #4: Looking at something bright red makes your muscles work faster and harder, which gives you a burst of energy. (Image courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net)

Feeling like your head is about to hit your keyboard? Try one of these tricks to boost your energy (via Health.com):

  1. Yawn. It cools your brain and helps to wake you up.
  2. Take a walk. Studies show that a 10-minute walk will keep you energized for the next two hours.
  3. Laugh. A good laugh temporarily raises your heart rate and your blood pressure, which can wake you up when you’re feeling tired. So share a joke with a co-worker or watch a funny YouTube clip.
  4. See red. Looking at something that is bright red can perk you up because it actually makes your muscles move faster and work harder, giving you a burst of energy. Keep red flowers on your desk, or hang a crimson-hued photo or painting in your line of sight.Continue Reading …
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