Need An Energy Boost?

beta glucanFeeling drained and sluggish is a problem that everyone faces now and then, however it is also a problem that can be helped with a little diet change (and perhaps a little more sleep!).

Tiredness and sluggishness lends itself to bad eating habits.

When you are feeling drained the last thing that you want to be doing is cooking a homemade meal packed full of fruits and vegetables, with meat on the side and a fancy desert.

However, what we eat does have massive effect on how we feel and in turn our energy levels.

In addition, how often we eat can also play a huge part in how energetic we feel.

This does not mean that snacking on crisps throughout the day will help to beat fatigue, but it does mean that eating little (healthy!) snacks often throughout the day can often leave you more energised than eating a huge meal at lunch and then feeling full and drowsy throughout the rest of the afternoon.

The top three foods that are amazing to snack on, and that will give you that energy boost you need to keep you going include the following:

Green Peppers

Green peppers are great for keeping you energised!

Just cut them up and pop them in your lunch box to snack on throughout the day.

Not only are they delicious, they are also high in iron.

Iron is one of the best minerals for preventing fatigue and can also be found in red meat and breakfast cereal. Yet another reason not to skip breakfast in the morning!

Scrambled Egg on Toast

If you have a little more time, this is perfect!

Combining dairy and carbohydrates in one meal, it is not only balanced but a high-energy afternoon snack!

Fruit

Particularly bananas.

They are a great pick-me up for afternoons where you just aren’t getting anything done.

You can even pop one in a sandwich for lunch instead of going out and spending lots of money on a shop-made one.

Delicious!