People often combat exhaustion throughout the day with energy drinks or caffeine pills while there are much healthier and more natural alternatives that effectively boost energy.
Increasing daily energy begins with diet and lifestyle choices, and making small changes that both helps to eliminate fatigue and cut down on unhealthy energy boosters.
Incorporate a variety of “rainbow” foods into your diet, such as broccoli, raspberries, tomatoes and carrots, to significantly boost energy. These foods protect the powerhouse of the cell, the mitochondria, from metabolic by-products.
Fast with a juice cleanse to detoxify and reduce inflammation. By fasting once a month and only drinking freshly juiced organic fruits and vegetables, the body is able to rid itself of toxins which will substantially increase energy after the fast is over.
Eat foods with a lower glycemic load to even out blood sugar. According to Reader’s Digest, consuming beans, whole grains and nuts results in steadier blood sugar, eliminating the spike and steady decline of energy. Foods such as white rice, potatoes and cornflakes often lead to lightheadedness and the “shakes.”
Reduce stress by keeping a stress log. Stress triggers thousands of chemical reactions in the sympathetic nervous system and uses massive amounts of energy that could be used for different things. A stress log helps to pinpoint the stressors in life so they can be avoided or better managed, saving energy in the process.
Sleep regularly and use an alarm clock that sounds during light sleep. Going to bed and waking up at the same time promotes more restful and deep sleep. Also, using an alarm clock that goes off during light sleep rather than REM sleep, helps you to feel like you are waking up naturally, resulting in significantly more energy in the morning.
Conventional energy boosters such as Red Bull and Monster may dramatically increase energy, but they are packed with sugar and can be dangerous if used too often. Natural ways of increasing energy are not only healthier, they are more reliable and can be used on a more consistent basis.
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