10 Natural Energy Boosters (That Aren't Coffee)
Do you feel tired all the time? Coffee just not cutting it anymore? You may be consuming too many stimulants. Substances like coffee speed up your metabolism, but there's always the inevitable crash afterwards. That's why naturally energizing foods are so much better – the energy they provide is steady, slow-release, and will last you the entire day.
I found a cool article on HelloNatural detailing some all-natural ways to boost your energy. Learn more below! Water Feeling tired, headache-y, and hangry? Sometimes the problem is just dehydration. See if a glass or two of water helps. Dates They'll give you a sugary sweet pick-me-up, but also a dose of energizing potassium, fiber, and protein. No crash! Green Tea Alternate green tea in water for a touch of caffeine without the jitters. Bonus: green tea's packed with antioxidants that boost your energy, immune system, and beauty. Fresh Air Go outside! It'll wake up your eyes, lungs, and skin. Plus a nice dose of vitamin D, which is vital to energy production and happiness! Try to get at least 10 minutes of outside time, three times a week. Citrus The mere smell of citrus is a proven mood booster! Lemon essential oil is also a known energy booster. Add lemon juice to your water, squeeze a lime wedge over your salad, or eat an orange for some added fiber! Peppermint This pleasant-smelling herb makes you both more relaxed and more focused. Try smelling peppermint essential oil, or treating yourself to a nice, warm mug of peppermint tea. Nuts Everybody knows nuts are full of protein and fiber, which provide long-lasting energy. But they also help naturally balance blood sugar, so they're a great replacement for coffee! Salmon The ultimate energizing brain food, thanks to its healthy fats and proteins. Watermelon My favorite fruit! Watermelon wakes you up with B vitamins, electrolytes, natural sugars, and a whole lot of hydration. Oats The ideal breakfast if you're looking for slow-burning, all-day energy. Sweeten with dried fruit and nuts for added flavor and protein! Don't settle for being tired. These are the perfect strategies to get you through the week! Don't forget to clip and save for later so you can refer back!!
Have a great week guys~