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Boost Your Energy Levels With These Food Groups

 If you’re going to play sports, you’re going to need a fair amount of energy. You don’t want to find yourself feeling tired and sluggish while you’re playing. You want to perform to the best of your ability at all times! Now, there are a number of ways to achieve this. You can make sure you get a good night’s sleep before training and games or matches. But your diet is going to inevitably play a role in how you’re feeling while you’re in action too! Here are a few different types of foods you should incorporate into your diet to boost your energy levels!




  1. Supplements


Let’s start out by saying that a healthy and balanced diet is integral to your health and wellbeing. But if you’re finding that you’re struggling to fit anything in particular into your diet - perhaps due to allergies, dietary preferences or simply not liking particular foods - you could always try supplements to help boost levels of whatever it may be that you’re lacking. You can find a wide range at steelsupplements.com. Browse your options and check in with your doctor or nutritionist for any recommendations or advice on the subject.

 

  1. Grains

 

Now onto actual food. A food group that will prove integral to your energy is grains. These provide your body with carbohydrates, which provide us with glucose, which is our main source of fuel and energy. You need to make sure you’re getting enough grains in your diet to thrive. Where possible, choose whole grains. These have the added benefit of healthy dietary fibre. Bread, oats, rice, pasta and more will help to provide you with the energy you need. For snacks, consider things like popcorn!

 

2. Fruit

 

Chances are you’ve seen people on sports teams snacking on an orange half way through the game or match. There’s a reason for this. Fruit can help to give you a quick boost of energy as and when you need it. Fruits like bananas are also packed with carbs, so can help to release this energy slowly. Berries are also great, as they’re filled with antioxidants which are an added extra benefit for your overall well being while getting that energy!

 

3. Vegetables

 

Some vegetables can also come in useful if you’re looking to boost your energy in a healthy way. Sweet potatoes are a good place to start out. They’re full of carbohydrates and also contain sugars that can provide you with energy effectively. Plus, you’ll get a punch of selenium, calcium, iron, vitamin B and vitamin C with every serving. Another group of vegetables to consider include dark leafy greens. This includes vegetables like spinach and kale, which are beginning to become increasingly popular. There’s a reason Popeye always has a can of spinach at the ready!


4.  Caffeine


There are a range of different drinks available that can provide you with a quick caffeine fix that will help to significantly boost your energy levels quickly. We’ll highlight the two most popular below. However, it’s worth noting that you should limit the amount of caffeine in your diet. It can interfere with your ability to sleep, causing a cycle of feeling tired and drained. It can also prove addictive in the long run. But for a one off occasion, a little caffeine is fine.


Coffee

 

The drink that most of us associate automatically with caffeine is coffee. This is a natural stimulant that should be consumed in moderation. Also avoid adding extra sugars to your drink if you’re looking to lead a healthier lifestyle. Remember that too much coffee can actually cause energy loss and could even result in caffeine withdrawal symptoms.

 

Energy Drinks

 

Energy drinks really shouldn’t form a part of your day to day diet. Sure, they contain caffeine, but they’re also filled with sugars, additives, artificial colours and artificial flavours. While they may work, there are much better ways to get your energy, as listed above!

 


Of course, it’s always better to go for the healthier foods than things that contain caffeine and high levels of processed sugar. But each of the above options could help you in some way or another. Hopefully, this list will come in useful with providing you the energy you need as and when you need it!


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  1. I eat most of these already because I switched to a healtheir diet. I've been feeling a lot better lately.

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  2. Hi it's Brenda from RubyHemMinistries.com With all I have going on, I think I need to add some more of these foods to my diet.

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  3. I do eat fruits and veggies. And I drink lots of caffeine. ;) I always need more energy.

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  4. I am currently using beets to help lower blood pressure, well it isn't working YET but I have hope. I also heard beets can improve stamina, so I'm going to add more from your list into my life to try to get energy levels up, too!

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  5. I have add more of these foods to my daily lifestyle.

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  6. Nikki Wayne2:35 AM

    Thanks for reminding to eat healthy. Sometimes we could forget things like these when we are too busy.

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  7. I think you need a healthy diet and lifestyle but also some more physical activity to get more energy!

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  8. Chef Dennis5:33 AM

    These are all essential for our health and we all must keep this in mind. Thank you for sharing this.

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  9. Kita Bryant5:48 AM

    Eating right makes a huge difference in the production of your day. Stay healthy and stay energized!

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  10. Great tips! I've been attempting to eat more fruits and veggies but while pregnant it's rough LOL

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  11. I eat all of those almost always on a daily basis. And I take supplements daily too. Great advice! -LYNNDEE

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  12. I'm glad to know that these can all boost your energy. I sure could use more throughout the day. I'll have to start eating more of these and see if it helps.

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  13. I love all the groups in there, the veggies are so important in my house as part of our family

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  14. I like to add oatmeal, flaxseeds and avocado and lot of veggies in my daily menu. Thanks for sharing this useful post.

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  15. These are all good points when it comes to boosting energy. Healthy eating in general and these are good sources of nutrition.

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