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Top Energy Boosting Foods

11 Apr 2017
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FOODS THAT BOOST ENERGY.

It is way to difficult for women's as they are the core of the family. It is like balancing on the rope, a slip & the whole balance is lost. They multitask & have different hormonal needs which requires proper nutrition. To keep up with this fast pace of life, not only women but also men should resort to following natural energy boosting foods to suffice the nutritional needs & to stay energized.

 

BROWN RICE:

Brown rice often mistaken as millet is whole grain rice. It is a good carbohydrate source & contains high content of fiber, magnesium, phosphorous, selenium, thiamine, niacin, vitamin B6, & manganese. Magnesium enhances the formation of energy from carbohydrates & proteins. It can be used instead of white rice. When it is served with high-quality protein foods like eggs, fish, meat, or cottage cheese (paneer), it forms a whole meal dish, which fulfills the rest of essential proteins

 

SWEET POTATO:

Sweet potato is starchy, sweet tasting, tuberous root vegetable & a very rich source of energy. It is high in beta-carotene (Vitamin A), & vitamin C, which helps in reduction of fatigue. 

 

OATS:

Oats are a type of cereal grain that is available easily in market. They are rich in energy & provides fiber, vitamin B, minerals especially manganese, which helps in elevating energy production in the body. It’s a great way to start the day but, make sure that the sweetened & flavored forms are avoided. The sweetening & flavoring reduce the energetic value. Various recipes from oats can be prepared for breakfast as well for main meals like lunches & dinners.

 

GREEK YOGURT:

Also known as strained yogurt, Greek yogurt contains a higher protein density than regular yogurt, & it is largely casein protein. Hence, it has become more popular than regular yogurt. It is a great option to use instead of sour cream. It is one of the best sources of protein & digestive enzyme that boosts the formation of energy in the body. It can be consumed as filler, along with meals or as an ingredient itself.

 

EGGS:

Sunday ho ya Monday Roz Khao Ande!! Just as the tagline stated eggs have all the power. It is a rich source of energy, a rich source of protein, & a good source of vitamins & minerals. 1 egg is sufficient enough to provide sustained energy & nutrition to the body. Let that be egg white or egg yolk they both provide energy when combined with cereals & serves as a whole meal. 

 

BEANS:

Beans are a fantastic protein source & a great source of energy. They are high in folic acid & iron which play crucial roles in energy metabolism. They are slowly digested by the body thus, also provides satiety & adequate energy that lasts for a longer duration. Next time while snacking out, choose these over french fries, & feel the difference.

 

NUTS AND OIL SEEDS:

These are not only rich in energy, but also in proteins. They provide energy, which lasts for longer period. They are also packed up with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals & omega- 3 fatty acids. All these enhances the energy metabolism. They can be used as fillers as they are crunchy in texture, or they can be included in breakfast making it power packed.

 

QUINOA (PRONOUNCED AS ‘KINOA’)

Quinoa is a gluten free grain rich in protein. It is also rich in folic acid, magnesium, & phosphorus which helps in energy metabolism. The proteins from quinoa, helps in muscle repair post-exercise. It is available in the Indian market & online too.

 

DARK CHOCOLATE:

It is a form of chocolate which has a higher content of cocoa butter & less of milk. Dark chocolate is one of the rich sources of energy, it is rich in antioxidants like polyphenols that enhances the energy formation in the body. Even though it is beneficial, it is important to keep a check on its portion sizes; as it also contains added sugars which adds up to everyday calorie intake.

 

PUMPKIN SEEDS:

They are a renowned source of energy and are an excellent source of vitamins & minerals like niacin, iron, zinc, manganese, magnesium, & phosphorus, which enhances the formation of energy.These can be consumed as snacks, or can be served as salad toppers or sprinkled as a garnish on many dishes.


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