In my opinion, there aren’t any perfect energy boosters. It’s a combination of types of foods. To get a reasonable and balanced energy level on a daily basis think of combining sources of natural energetic drinks, tea, juices, citrus drinks, sleep, exercise, etc.
Have you ever felt your energy levels suddenly dropping?
To answer this and many more questions you might have, read on. I will take you with me on this discovery.
Foods with a very low glycemic index may include high-fiber vegetables, nuts, and healthy oils (olive oil). Fresh picked or bought fruits are delicious and preferable to sugary snacks.
When feeding yourself with natural energy foods, think of mixing the intake as explained above, this will start fighting fatigue to a certain degree.
Each of the following has been researched and experimented and facts show that it has worked for thousands of years.
However, sometimes there is another study that says it doesn’t work.
But, luckily, we have scientific results and/or conclusive studies showing us that you don’t need to take extra medicinal drugs to uplift your energy levels.
Some old medicine has worked for centuries – why ignore it, right?
So, after consulting dozens of studies, my suggestion is to read wisely and listen to your body.
Here’s what I find most helpful:
- Try the strategies above to find the one that works best for you.
- Limit sugar-based foods or energy drinks. (Can cause fatigue).
- Consult your doctor. (if you are often tired).
fruits, vegetables, herbs, and spices with the most energy-boosting and fatigue-fighting compounds.
Your organism works differently from mine and from your partner, son, daughter, etc. Keep that in mind
Energy boosters to keep your body healthy
Now, let’s continue and take a look at traditional and whole foods that boost your energy levels.
If you are at home, grab some leafy greens, open a tin of anchovies, and add it to a slice of toasted bread. I can assure you it’s delicious. For people on the go, get a banana and some nuts, and some blueberry juice.
All the above helps you keep energized to fight those persistent colds.
Following this, my favorites are dark color juices and smoothie recipes (most delicious).
Note that when it comes to instant energy-boosting foods, I confess that it is preferable to drink fresh-made juice rather than a smoothie.
Because it has less fiber and no dairy (unless you make it with water) or added sweeteners as is typical of fresh juice, it makes for an even more fast-acting and powerful drink.
When fatigue kicks in throughout the day, and you start feeling lethargic, then consider this as a strong sign that your body is run down by the toxins found in our water, food, and air, causing your adrenal glands to overwork.
Tip: You can quickly boost your energy by eating sweet potatoes, for example.
Thus, the best drink can be water, it does elevate your body’s energy, and can also remove toxins, chemicals, and other parasites from the body.
Green tea or matcha green tea will kick, refresh and rejuvenate us.
Or you can wash some unpeeled carrots and eat them raw, or add them to your juicer. Should you peel carrots before juicing? It is up to you.
Natural adaptogens to fight fatigue
Ashwagandha is commonly used in oriental Ayurvedic medicine to reduce fatigue. Though, not recommended if you suffer from anxiety, insomnia, or seizures.
2. Gotu Kola
Gotu Kola is known for its benefits – for example, Elephants are known to eat this herb, giving it a reputation for long life. It can improve brain health and increase your life expectancy, too. Also used in Ayurvedic (Indian) medicine to increase energy.
Maria Noel Groves revealed in her boosting brain post that eating Gotu improves the brain’s ability to use glucose for energy when blood sugar levels are low.
Gotu kola is also known as the Himalayas’ spiritual herb and is often used by monks to increase concentration during meditation.
3. Ginkgo Ginko Biloba
It is the oldest living tree species on the planet– over 300 million years old! What do you say to that? That is unbelievable, isn’t it?
Ginkgo is actually sold as a prescription drug in Germany to treat fatigue and is particularly effective with patients having mental fatigue.
4. Sea Kelp
An underactive thyroid is one cause of body fatigue. Iodine is an effective treatment, and natural doses of iodine are found in kelp.
Note: Be sure to buy from an organic source, as Kelp is also known to absorb toxic chemicals in the ocean, thereby passing them on to consumers.
For those who love green tea and coffee to start the day, this is a great alternative. The Guayusa tea-leaf, which has been well-studied in recent years, is 100% pure and can improve energy levels. It is grown on sustainable family farms, found in the Amazon rainforest, also known as Ilex Guayusa. This herbal tea doesn’t have any bitter taste, it has a creamy texture with a gently sweet and fruity flavor.
You would be happy to know that the Guayusa plant contains more antioxidants and amino acids than green tea. It contains enough caffeine to feed enough energy to the body, mind and soul throughout the day. It also enhances your metabolism.
Ginseng has a powerful compound that increases the body’s ability to fight stress. Pharmacological effects of ginseng have been demonstrated in so many areas such as cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases whilst assisting our immune system. It gives enough energy to help reduce fatigue and supports a healthy adrenal gland.
Multiple studies have proven that ginseng when added to foods arouses body energy, in particular for cancer patients during their exhausting treatment.
Tip: World athletes often added to their food. If you suffer from arthritis, high blood pressure, then it is not recommended.
In China, Reishi is the mushroom known as “the elixir of life” and is used to increase energy. It is available as a tea, tablet or syrup. Millions of people around the globe drink Reishi tea instead of coffee.
Another ancient spice that I often use in almost all types of foods is actually under further scrutiny. But, nothing to be alarmed of, just studying its effectiveness as an energy lift.
During the 20th century it has been reviewed medically by many universities and studies link cinnamon to lower our cholesterol.
This spice is the main ingredient in chai tea bags and has long been used medicinally to increase circulation and energy, but there is not yet any research that supports this. I love it.
The Asian people have long used ginger to level their energy levels. Research shows that ginger is very effective against the motion and morning sickness, some cancers, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, menstrual cramps, and muscle soreness.
Note: Be careful! Ginger has natural blood-thinning properties, so if you’re about to undergo surgery or you take blood thinners, do not use ginger.
The best fruits, and vegetables to increase energy levels
11. Fruits and vegetables with high vitamin, potassium, fibre, and amino acids
Fruits and vegetables can improve your health and the same time be a powerful boost. High in fibre, apples digest slowly, prolonging your energy better than any other fruit.
Bananas are composed mostly of sugars (glucose, fructose, sucrose) and fiber, bananas are a major source of energy. They are relatively low in calories, but rich in antioxidants and healthy carbohydrates.
Apples, bell peppers, and citrus fruits such as oranges, pineapple, or strawberries are high in vitamin C which helps the body produce amino acids and create energy. But take care since peppers are in the nightshade family, which causes pain for some people.
Fruits that contain most proteins
These are all full of protein: Guava, Avocados, Kiwi, Jackfruit.
Sweet potatoes – are high in potassium and offer a strong source of natural electrolytes. The other mega benefit of consuming sweet potatoes is that they serve as sustainable complex carbohydrates, which release energy into the body slowly over time.
Kale – is great for many things, but essentially for muscle energy and weight loss. Your body will get multiple vitamins such as A, B, C, E, and K. These fight cancer and will protect you against stroke.
All are fantastic to assist in digestion and muscle development, fortifying your heart, lower bad and increasing good cholesterol.
Recent studies suggest that vitamin E will protect you against Alzheimer’s.
How can I increase energy levels quickly?
If you are often out and about, select easy ones that you can put in your bag or pocket. There are plenty to choose from.
Here are my top 10 quick energy-boosting foods
- Grab some peanuts,
- A handful of almonds,
- Pick some dry fruits,
- Peel a banana,
- Slice an apple,
- Suck cinnamon or licorice stick.
Be aware that dehydration can leave you feeling drained, if that is the case, try drinking water.
This seems like a no-brainer, but one of the first things that can help you fight exhaustion is making sure you are getting quality sleep and water.
Eating healthy every day and avoiding processed foods is a must-do. For example: eat meals with omega-3, enough protein, and carbohydrates.
The cause of continuous fatigue can be a serious lack of protein, vitamins A, D, C, etc. To fix that, start eating more veggies, along with iron nutrients and amino acids.
In case you don’t know how much fruit to eat, you might want to mix up fruit and vegetables five times a day.
Hydrate yourself. Start your day with a glass of luke warm water with apple cider vinegar and lemon, it keeps you alert, and also excellent before your workout. Drink tea lemon and ginger throughout the day, perfect to keep you going.
Now keep an eye on constant low-energy levels, as this could have a link or be a sign of an underlying medical issue, including hypothyroidism, anaemia, a sleep disorder, or a mental health condition. (I hope not).
The big trouble with the majority of people is processed foods. Avoid those, because it can make your energy levels spike and drop quickly, leaving you feeling foggy and fatigued.
Please visit and talk to your doctor if you are feeling lethargic or beyond your typical normal.
Meanwhile, and to keep my promise, I posted and link to other pages some juices you can make today.