15. How Can Superfoods Help Me?

Do you ever have those days where you struggle to do what you know you must? I want to talk to you about food & energy levels.

Kale-Salad-DPS

Today I woke up later than usual. Not surprising as it’s my first day off this week. Usually, I feel pretty tired, and, worried I might be suffering something serious (chronic fatigue syndrome) etc, have even visited the doctor.

But the blood tests came back fine. So, what could it be?

Was  it something I was eating? Lack of protein, hydrogenated fats, excess sugar and caffeine are known to have  a reverse effect on energy levels. Yes, that’s right, the caffine crash can leave you feeling pretty tired.

A bedtime story

That can lead to feeling bored, low, and is thought to have links to anxiety, depression, mood-swings and eating disorders, if left unchecked.

Superfoods are foods that are good for you and are scientifically proven to increase energy levels without the risks that sugary foods have.

So I thought of introducing some superfoods in into my diet.  There’s a great article here by ecowatch.com but to cut to the chase, here’s the list in a nutshell:

  • oats
  • quinoa
  • bananas
  • salmon
  • avacados
  • turkey
  • goji berries
  • almonds
  • lentils
  • kale
  • blueberries

blueberries

Another great article by Clean Eating Magazine can be found here. Again, though, in a nutshell, they suggest:

  • beetroot
  • basil
  • califlower
  • tumeric
  • miso ( a fermented soy product used in Japanese cooking for centuries)
  • butternut squash
  • walnuts
  • maca (vegetable crop grown in Peru)
  • chia seeds
  • adzuki beans
  • kimchi (Korean dish, made from Chinese cabbage, daikon radish, garlic, Korean red pepper powder, onion, fish sauce and ginger)
  • ginger
  • coconut
  • mustard greens
  • swiss chard (vegetable)
  • sardines
  • garlic
  • cacoa nibs
  • eggs
  • sorghum (a gluten free grain)

Now, if you haven’t heard of some of these, don’t worry-nor had I.

To be honest, I think I’ll stick with trying avocados first-I’m a savvy shopper so I won’t be going overboard, and I don’t like to cook for long (I’m usually too hungry.) A quick sandwich is usually it for me!

Take Sandwiches to reduce costs on holiday

Having said that, it might be worth checking out some recipes here for these superfoods.

Hope they work for you and that you feel better.

It would be awesome if you would comment below and let me know what works for you!

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