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Posted on 12-22-2016

Foods for Energy Boost

You ever feel like no matter how many cups of coffee you drink you still feel tired or lethargic. This unrelenting feeling of weariness is probably coming from what you eat daily. What Foods Are Known to Cause Fatigue? The foods that causes drowsiness include sweets and starchy carbohydrates such as cookies, cake, white rice, white bread, and enriched white pasta. These foods can cause your blood sugar levels to go haywire. (livestrong.com) Try to avoid shellfish, fried foods, Junk foods, processed foods. You may find this difficult. People with chronic fatigue syndrome generally have craving for sugar, and carbohydrate products. (Balch)

The adrenal gland produce hormones that help the body control blood sugar, burn protein and fat, react to stressors like a major illness, and regulate blood pressure. Exhaustion, weakness, weak nails, Chronic Fatigue, swollen ankles, crave salt, weakness after colds are a few symptoms of a weakening adrenal gland. Standard Process offer a comprehensive selection of supplementation made from whole food and other ingredients along with a complete line of herbal formulas. Adrenal complex restores adrenal function to reduce the effects of stress on the body. It supports adrenal gland health and energy production to help combat fatigue.

It is hard to change daily eating habits overnight. Start slow, consume plenty of water, at least ten 8 ounces a day. Water flushes out toxins and aids in reducing muscle pain. Eat a well-balanced meal of 50 percent raw foods and fresh “live” juices. The diet should consist of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, plus raw nuts, seeds, skinless turkey, and some deep-water fish.

Try this recipe:

Energy Bites

¼ cup unsweetened sunflower seed butter

¼ cup raw rolled oats

2 tsp ground Cinnamon

1 Tbsp Maple Syrup

1.       Stir all the ingredients thoroughly. Refrigerate for 20 minutes. Using you palms, roll into 12 mini balls

2.       Toss the ball in a bag and take them on the go

The sunflower seed butter can be substituted with natural peanut butter of Almond Butter. Don’t like maple syrup, substitute with raw honey. Have fun with this recipe. Add raw nuts/ seeds: sesame seeds, flaxseed, pumpkin, chia, or squash seeds.

Sources

Balch, Phyllis. Prescription for Nutritional Healing. New York, New York. Penguin Group. 2010. Pg. 333.

Armayor, Jill. “Foods Causing Fatigue”. http://www.livestrong.com/article/361455-foods-that-cause-fatigue/. Livestrong. Oct. 19, 2013.

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