5 Natural Remedies To Increase Your Energy
February 28, 2017
Whether it's because of gloomy dark winter days or the afternoon slump in the middle of the day, we’ve all been there. Next time your thinking of reaching for that cup of coffee to give you a boost, try these 5 things to naturally get you there.
Drink a green juice
We aren't talking about a store bought juice from concentrate- we mean a fresh blended juice made with raw vegetables out of your kitchen. Using a blender causes the vegetables to loose some of its fiber- this will make it easier for your body to digest all the goodness and nutrients- causing an instant increase in energy levels! Not only will it increase your energy but it's packed with nutrients- a win-win situation!
It's that simple. One of the most common causes of fatigue and low energy is dehydration. You can usually tell by the color of your urine whether or not you're well hydrated- a lighter urine means you're better hydrated. If you're facing the afternoon slump or feeling tired, drinking a glass of water will help wake you up. Keep a water bottle next to you at work- this will be a visual reminder to make sure your drinking enough.
Apples are a great way to boost your energy levels. Full of vitamin c, fibre and complex carbohydrates, apples are nutritious and give you a boost of energy while also helping to stabilize blood sugar. Instead of reaching for that chocolate bar to spike your sugar levels- reach for an apple instead. An apple will supply you with a steady flow of glucose for at least an hour and keep you energized.
The most commonly used vitamin to assist with increasing energy levels. B vitamins help the body convert the food you eat into glucose which gives you energy. You can find vitamin B12 naturally in some foods like seafood, poultry, beef and dairy products. If those options don’t work for you or you don’t get enough of them through your diet- you can take it as a supplement or even get b2 injections as an alternative option.
Sounds ironic right? Using energy to exercise will actually help you feel more energized, not less. One of the best ways to fight fatigue and low energy levels is to exercise more. Even getting up of the couch and going for a walk or taking a short walk around the office will help you feel more energized. Add some fruit to the mix before to increase your energy levels even more!