Six Tips to Regain your Energy

Six Tips to Regain your Energy

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It’s hard to stay motivated in winter. The dark, cold mornings and evenings can leave even the most energetic of us feeling a little bit unmotivated, or just plain exhausted. If you find yourself waking up feeling like you haven’t slept a wink, nodding off and it’s only lunch time, or tucked up in bed by 8pm, these six energy boosting tips could be just what you need.


1. Increase Your Magnesium Intake:

Six Key Tips to Regain your Energy

Having the right magnesium levels in the body will help to supply constant and consistent energy throughout the day. Even just a slight deficiency can zap your energy levels. But why does it play such an important role? Magnesium is involved in more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body, including breaking down glucose into energy. That’s why when magnesium levels are low, energy levels drop as well. It’s also necessary in the production of ATP (Adrenosine triphosphate), an enzyme that’s responsible for producing energy.

To make the most of magnesium’s benefits, your daily intake should be around 300 milligrams. Stress and an active lifestyle can drain your energy levels more so than usual. Supplementing with Magnesium can be a helpful way to ensure your body is getting enough. You can also include more foods rich in magnesium in your diet, such as whole grains, leafy greens and nuts.

2. Eat More Whole Grains and Less Sugar:

Six Key Tips to Regain your Energy

Keeping your blood sugar levels balanced will help to maintain constant energy. Ever find yourself saying you need something sweet when you’re feeling a bit low in energy? This is because eating sweet food creates a blood sugar spike, which gives the illusion of a burst of energy but is then followed by a rapid drop in blood sugar - ultimately leaving you feeling wiped out again a short time later.

Try eating whole grains instead of sugar when you are reaching for a mid-afternoon snack. Not only is it better for you, it’ll give you your starch fix, providing a slow and steady release of fuel. If you have a little bit of a sweet tooth (let’s be honest, even the strongest willed of us do, especially when tired) try Good Health Sugar Stop. It’s specially formulated to ease those sugary cravings, reducing the likelihood of you giving in to temptation.

3. Reduce Stress:

Six Key Tips to Regain your Energy

One of the biggest energy robbers is stress. Not only does it leave us feeling exhausted, it also drains us emotionally and physically. Even ongoing low levels of stress slowly chip away over time, making you feel less efficient and more fatigued. Unfortunately there are often no quick fixes to whatever is causing you stress, but there are some things you can do to help create stress free time in your day and give your body some time to recover.

Any form of exercise, from running to yoga, can act as a stress reliever. Being active boosts your feel-good endorphins and can help distract you from the issues that are causing the stress. Another way to combate stress is with B vitamins, like B Stress Free.

4. Make The Most Of The Sun: 

Six Key Tips to Regain your Energy

During the winter months, it’s no surprise that most us aren’t getting enough sunlight. The shorter days can result in a drop in Vitamin D levels. Low vitamin D levels are linked to what causes SAD (seasonal affective disorder). Yes, that slump in your mood could actually be a symptom of winter. This can cause feelings of low energy and depression. To beat the winter blues, wrap up warm and try get as much sunlight as possible. If you’re struggling to get enough Vitamin D from the sun and your diet, which is most people in winter, you can also up your Vitamin D levels with a Vitamin D supplement.

5. Chia Up:

Six Key Tips to Regain your Energy

Enhance your energy and endurance with an ancient super food, first used by the Mayans, Aztecs and Incas. Chia Seeds, which literally mean “strength” in Mayan, were even considered a medicine due to their incredible health enhancing properties. Chia seeds were used as ‘running food’ because messengers could run all day with the help of these tiny seeds.

There’s no surprise that these little seeds are considered a super food, they’re loaded with nutrients that are important for your brain and body.

6. Cacao Hit:

Six Key Tips to Regain your Energy

Other than having amazingly high antioxidant levels, Cacao, the raw form of chocolate, helps to increase energy and enhance mental function. Cacao contains Theobromine, Phenylethylamine, and small amounts of caffeine, which stimulate the central nervous system. Cacao also helps to relax sore muscles and dilate blood vessels, which helps improve your mood and energy. You know those lovely feelings of euphoria you get after enjoying some chocolate? That’s Phenylethylamine, a neurotransmitter found in the brain that acts as a mood elevator and natural antidepressant, giving the endorphins that make you feel good a real boost.

Head to the bottom of the page for a delicious and healthy Wild Berry Acai, Chia & Cacao recipe to boost your energy, and treat your tastebuds.

Don’t let winter get the best of you. Considering it covers a quarter of the year, that’s a long time to feel worn out. Luckily, staying healthy has never been easier (or more delicious) with our six energy-boosting tips. Whilst they might not make the rain go away, or make the sun shine for longer, they will help your energy levels stay high so you can continue to perform at your best even when the weather is at its worst.

Recipe:

Wild Berry Acai, Chia & Choc Energy Booster

Wild Berry Acai Whip
1/2 Cup Frozen Mango
1/2 Cup Frozen Strawberry
1/2 Cup Frozen Mixed Berries or Blueberries
1 Tbsp Good Health Acai Powder
1 Tbsp Chia seeds
1/4 Cup Coconut Water

Blend all ingredients together in blender/food processor until it is a sorbet like consistency.

Transfer to a bowl and put aside while you make the chocolate whip.

Chocolate Whip
1 Frozen Banana
1 Tbsp Almond or Peanut butter
2 Tbsp good Health Cacao Powder

Blend all ingredients together in blender/food processor until it is an ice cream like consistency.

To serve, spoon 2 tablespoons of the berry whip into a jar, then alternate with the chocolate whip, and again with the berry, until the jar is full. Top with granola, cacao nibs, fresh fruit. Serve immediately.

Recipe supplied by Phoebe from togetherbespoke wholefood catering.

https://www.facebook.com/togetherbespoke/

Instagram @together.nz


Six Key Tips to Regain your Energy

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Six Tips to Regain your Energy

It’s hard to stay motivated in winter. The dark, cold mornings and evenings can leave even the most energetic of us feeling a little bit unmotivated, or just plain exhausted. If you find yourself waking up feeling like you haven’t slept a wink, nodding off and it’s only lunch time, or tucked up in bed by 8pm, these six energy boosting tips could be just what you need.

1. Increase Your Magnesium Intake:

Six Key Tips to Regain your Energy

Having the right magnesium levels in the body will help to supply constant and consistent energy throughout the day. Even just a slight deficiency can zap your energy levels. But why does it play such an important role? Magnesium is involved in more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body, including breaking down glucose into energy. That’s why when magnesium levels are low, energy levels drop as well. It’s also necessary in the production of ATP (Adrenosine triphosphate), an enzyme that’s responsible for producing energy.

To make the most of magnesium’s benefits, your daily intake should be around 300 milligrams. Stress and an active lifestyle can drain your energy levels more so than usual. Supplementing with Magnesium can be a helpful way to ensure your body is getting enough. You can also include more foods rich in magnesium in your diet, such as whole grains, leafy greens and nuts.

2. Eat More Whole Grains and Less Sugar:

Six Key Tips to Regain your Energy

Keeping your blood sugar levels balanced will help to maintain constant energy. Ever find yourself saying you need something sweet when you’re feeling a bit low in energy? This is because eating sweet food creates a blood sugar spike, which gives the illusion of a burst of energy but is then followed by a rapid drop in blood sugar - ultimately leaving you feeling wiped out again a short time later.

Try eating whole grains instead of sugar when you are reaching for a mid-afternoon snack. Not only is it better for you, it’ll give you your starch fix, providing a slow and steady release of fuel. If you have a little bit of a sweet tooth (let’s be honest, even the strongest willed of us do, especially when tired) try Good Health Sugar Stop. It’s specially formulated to ease those sugary cravings, reducing the likelihood of you giving in to temptation.

3. Reduce Stress:

Six Key Tips to Regain your Energy

One of the biggest energy robbers is stress. Not only does it leave us feeling exhausted, it also drains us emotionally and physically. Even ongoing low levels of stress slowly chip away over time, making you feel less efficient and more fatigued. Unfortunately there are often no quick fixes to whatever is causing you stress, but there are some things you can do to help create stress free time in your day and give your body some time to recover.

Any form of exercise, from running to yoga, can act as a stress reliever. Being active boosts your feel-good endorphins and can help distract you from the issues that are causing the stress. Another way to combate stress is with B vitamins, like B Stress Free.

4. Make The Most Of The Sun: 

Six Key Tips to Regain your Energy

During the winter months, it’s no surprise that most us aren’t getting enough sunlight. The shorter days can result in a drop in Vitamin D levels. Low vitamin D levels are linked to what causes SAD (seasonal affective disorder). Yes, that slump in your mood could actually be a symptom of winter. This can cause feelings of low energy and depression. To beat the winter blues, wrap up warm and try get as much sunlight as possible. If you’re struggling to get enough Vitamin D from the sun and your diet, which is most people in winter, you can also up your Vitamin D levels with a Vitamin D supplement.

5. Chia Up:

Six Key Tips to Regain your Energy

Enhance your energy and endurance with an ancient super food, first used by the Mayans, Aztecs and Incas. Chia Seeds, which literally mean “strength” in Mayan, were even considered a medicine due to their incredible health enhancing properties. Chia seeds were used as ‘running food’ because messengers could run all day with the help of these tiny seeds.

There’s no surprise that these little seeds are considered a super food, they’re loaded with nutrients that are important for your brain and body.

6. Cacao Hit:

Six Key Tips to Regain your Energy

Other than having amazingly high antioxidant levels, Cacao, the raw form of chocolate, helps to increase energy and enhance mental function. Cacao contains Theobromine, Phenylethylamine, and small amounts of caffeine, which stimulate the central nervous system. Cacao also helps to relax sore muscles and dilate blood vessels, which helps improve your mood and energy. You know those lovely feelings of euphoria you get after enjoying some chocolate? That’s Phenylethylamine, a neurotransmitter found in the brain that acts as a mood elevator and natural antidepressant, giving the endorphins that make you feel good a real boost.

Head to the bottom of the page for a delicious and healthy Wild Berry Acai, Chia & Cacao recipe to boost your energy, and treat your tastebuds.

Don’t let winter get the best of you. Considering it covers a quarter of the year, that’s a long time to feel worn out. Luckily, staying healthy has never been easier (or more delicious) with our six energy-boosting tips. Whilst they might not make the rain go away, or make the sun shine for longer, they will help your energy levels stay high so you can continue to perform at your best even when the weather is at its worst.

Recipe:

Wild Berry Acai, Chia & Choc Energy Booster

Wild Berry Acai Whip
1/2 Cup Frozen Mango
1/2 Cup Frozen Strawberry
1/2 Cup Frozen Mixed Berries or Blueberries
1 Tbsp Good Health Acai Powder
1 Tbsp Chia seeds
1/4 Cup Coconut Water

Blend all ingredients together in blender/food processor until it is a sorbet like consistency.

Transfer to a bowl and put aside while you make the chocolate whip.

Chocolate Whip
1 Frozen Banana
1 Tbsp Almond or Peanut butter
2 Tbsp good Health Cacao Powder

Blend all ingredients together in blender/food processor until it is an ice cream like consistency.

To serve, spoon 2 tablespoons of the berry whip into a jar, then alternate with the chocolate whip, and again with the berry, until the jar is full. Top with granola, cacao nibs, fresh fruit. Serve immediately.

Recipe supplied by Phoebe from togetherbespoke wholefood catering.

https://www.facebook.com/togetherbespoke/

Instagram @together.nz


Six Key Tips to Regain your Energy

Six Tips to Regain your Energy

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