If you are working more than 8 hours a day, it could be the reason why your body is feeling tired. Some people find it difficult to stay productive throughout the day. As a result, they opt for caffeine or sugar to boost their energy level.
You can always turn to healthy foods to feel motivated and to keep you back on track. Here’s a list of food that can help to get your energy back and stay productive wherever you are:
Dark chocolate is the perfect solution for those who want to stay energetic but at the same time, wish to maintain their weight.
Health benefits of eating dark chocolate:
• Improves heart health
• Improves blood flow
• Lowers blood pressure
• Improves brain function, resulting in improved mental focus and memory as dark chocolate contains cocoa
• A powerful source of antioxidant
Green tea is a popular drink that is known for its impressive health benefits. Some people consume green tea just because they love drinking it. On the other hand, some people consume green tea to achieve their body goals such as to reduce body weight, fasten fat burning, and to increase energy levels.
Do you know that green tea is rich in antioxidants which has a powerful effect on the body? Consuming green tea can help to keep you awake while boosting your energy level due to its small amount of caffeine.
Almond is another food that has long been known for improving one’s memory skills, concentration, and brain function. It is a great source of antioxidants that also contains a massive amount of nutrients such as fibre, protein, magnesium, fat, vitamin E and manganese.
Studies have shown that consuming 3 ounces (84 grams) of almonds a day for 4 weeks can help to reduce oxidative stress by 23 to 34% (2). It can also help to increase the intellectual level and to strengthen the nerves in the brain. Thus, training your brain to stay focused.
Instead of drinking coffee to help you to stay awake and focus, you can now change your choice of food to the foods mentioned above to help your body to stay healthy. It is never too late to start practicing a healthy lifestyle.
1. Magrone, T., Russo, M. A., & Jirillo, E. (2017). Cocoa and dark chocolate polyphenols: From biology to clinical applications. Frontiers in Immunology. https://doi.org/10.3389/fimmu.2017.00677
2. Li, N., Jia, X., Chen, C.-Y. O., Blumberg, J. B., Song, Y., Zhang, W., … Chen, J. (2007). Almond Consumption Reduces Oxidative DNA Damage and Lipid Peroxidation in Male Smokers. The Journal of Nutrition. https://doi.org/10.1093/jn/137.12.2717
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