There is absolutely nothing wrong with feeling tired. But the worry is when you feel exhausted all the time. To minimise stress and ensure you feel energised and productive, you are advised to rest. In addition to this, you should eat some of these energising foods outlined below.
Aside from being delicious and versatile, avocado is also extremely energising. It may be loaded with calories, but its high (healthy) fat content, including omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids, fights bad cholesterol, increases blood flow to the brain and helps the body absorb other nutrients.
Apples are rich in fructose, the predominant sugar found in fruit. Fructose is the body’s preferred source of energy, and apples – or indeed any fruit high in fructose – will provide a steady supply of energy to your brain and body for longer.
Not only do blueberries taste great, but they’re also energising and can even boost your brain function. Blueberries are a great source of manganese. which plays an important role in assisting certain metabolic activities in the body, one of which is converting carbohydrates and fats into energy.
Dark chocolate is rich in theobromine, a natural stimulant similar to caffeine. Dark chocolate can also stimulate serotonin production, helping to elevate mood, which can provide an added energy lift.
Macadamia nuts – and most nuts and seeds for that matter – are some of the best snacks to beat fatigue and fight hunger. At 160 to 200 calories per small handful, macadamia nuts are a concentrated source of energy, containing all major macro-nutrients such as protein, carbohydrates, good fats etc. Just remember: although nuts are good for you, they are also high in calories, so should be eaten in moderation.
By: Damilola Faustino