ElishaElisha Danine, Nutritionist for the May 28 Day Challenge has provided a list of the top 10 foods to include in your healthy eating plan to boost your energy:
Eating a well balanced diet is really important when wanting to ensure you have enough energy to do everything your day involves. Often as busy mums we put ourselves last and skip meals or snack on sugary treats thinking they’ll give us an energy boost.
What we really need to do is take a few minutes each week to prepare a healthy eating meal plan like that from the May 28 Day Challenge so we can eat healthier meals more often and less processed foods, leading to more energy, naturally.
The following foods are included regularly throughout the Energy Boosting Challenge as they provide loads of energy:
Cream_Barley_010_LR1) Eggs are a nutrient-rich source of high-quality protein and provide several B vitamins required for the production of energy in the body, such as thiamine, riboflavin, folate, B12 and B6.
2) Oats are a great start to the day, as they provide plenty of complex carbohydrates to provide enough energy to last most of the day.
3) Cheese is high in vitamin B2 which is involved in converting energy from food for use by the body.
4) Eggplants are a good source of dietary fibre for bowel health, and B vitamins to boost energy.
5) Baby spinach is high in iron. When we lack iron it can affect how efficiently our bodies use.
6) Bananas are high in fibre, therefore they will help to eliminate toxins and give us more energy.
Fibre_Fruit_020_LR7) Cacao nibs provide antioxidants to boost our brain neurotransmitters, offering a quick energy boost.
8) Beef is high in haem iron. This is the easiest form of iron to absorb and will help oxygenate the blood to provide moderate amounts of energy.
9) Apples are high in vitamins, minerals, and good carbs, which give us rapid absorbing energy.
10) Barley is an excellent choice for promoting energy. It contains a range of B vitamins such as B1 (thiamin), B2 (riboflavin), B5 (pantothenic acid), vitamin B6 and folate, all of which assist in the conversion of food to energy.
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