Amazing Superfoods That Recharge Your Batteries Every Day

In today’s fast-paced world, it appears that we are always looking for that thing that will keep us going a little longer, as evidenced by the massive surge of unhealthy energy drinks springing up all over the place.

People, for some reason, always look to unhealthy sources and chemicals to boost their energy levels, even though nature has provided us with everything we require.

“What if there was a better way to provide your body with what it requires without all of the sugar and caffeine?”

You can be sure to have energy all day long if you include these 5 superfoods in a healthy diet!

1. Cha-Cha-Cha-Chia!

Yes, the same thing you spread over clay pots and grew into funny animals is now a superfood and a really good one at that.

A 2 tablespoon serving provides…

– 117 kilocalories

– 8.3 g dietary fiber

– 4 grams of protein

– 7.4 g of fat

According to Bodybuilding.com, Chia seeds not only have a good nutritional profile, but they also contain…

– ALL of the necessary amino acids for muscle growth.

– 5 times the omega-3 fatty acid content of 14 cups of walnuts.

– Contains 30% more antioxidants than blueberries.

– Contains the same amount of potassium as one-third of a banana.

– Contains twice as much iron and magnesium as spinach.

2. Flaxseed

Flax is a small round seed that has been grown since Babylon. They were marketed as a superfood in Babylonian times, and it turns out the king of Babylon was on to something.

Flaxseed is high in Omega-3 fatty acids, which have heart health benefits, according to Web M. D. They are high in fiber and an excellent source of antioxidants. These tiny seeds, when combined, pack a powerful punch. The best part is that you can grind them up and put them in almost anything.

3. Cacao

While I wish I could say that all chocolate is created equal, the truth is that it isn’t. The darker, the better, and anything over 60% Cacao is really what we’re after.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, cocoa is high in some essential minerals that you may not be getting anywhere else.

a) Magnesium – Used in over 300 biochemical reactions in the body, it aids in the maintenance of normal nerve and muscle function.

b) Manganese – Is necessary for the formation of connective tissues, bone, blood clotting factors, and sex hormones.

c) Zinc – Found in all cells of the body, zinc is required for the immune system to function properly.

d) Iron – A mineral that is required for the production of blood. It is responsible for transporting oxygen from the lungs to the tissues.

4. Oatmeal – This isn’t your grandmother’s porridge!

Oatmeal may not appear to be the most appealing breakfast option, but it can be one of the most energizing meals of the day. Especially if you take the time to include some of the extras that can really give you a competitive advantage.

While oatmeal is a high-fiber food and a filling meal that will provide you with sustainable and stable energy, oatmeal with a few tweaks can give you an incredible super bowl of power breakfast to power you through your toughest days.

To amp up the flavor of your oatmeal, try combining any of these ingredients…

– Chia Seeds

– Ground-up Flaxseed

– Nibs of Cacao

– Any type of berry (low sugar and high antioxidant fruits are powerhouses of nutrition)

Give oatmeal, chia seeds, some flaxseed & a few nibs of Cacao a try next breakfast, and fuel your morning on the super boosting foods!

5. Water!

While not technically food, Shape Magazine lists water as one of the best things we can put into our bodies for energy.

Water aids in the prevention of dehydration, which is a major cause of fatigue. Along with fatigue, many other dehydration symptoms can occur, such as headaches, hunger, irritability, and the list grows longer as the dehydration worsens.

According to a recent study published in the American Journal of Public Health, more than half of all children and adolescents in the United States do not drink enough water. You can almost bet that if the kids aren’t drinking it, the parents aren’t either.

Water can help with energy, cognitive function, circulation, metabolism, temperature regulation, and waste removal. This one thing is in charge of a lot of things. In a nutshell, drink your water!

You now have an arsenal of fantastic foods to keep you energized all day. Try them out and see how they affect you.

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