Need more energy? Who doesn’t, right? For those of us entering our 30s, 40s and beyond, many of us would give anything to have more energy.
You would think finding more energy these days would be easy given all the different energy drinks and pills on the market. However, if you’re like me, I get scared to take them because I know what it does to my body. The big question for many of us, “is there a safe way to gain more energy?”
For those of you that want to gain energy in a natural way, we do a few options, we have supplements for energy and we have foods for energy. Let’s talk about what you should be aware of.
What Are The Best Supplements For Energy?
There’s several great supplements you can take for energy without the risk to your health. Now, there’s some that you should stay clear of. For the purpose of this article, I’m going tell you which supplements are safe and effective to take.
B Complex Vitamins
One of the best energy supplements you can take is B-12. B-12 is used for boosting energy, increasing your mood and also helping with concentration. In fact, if you have low energy, you could have what is known as B-12 deficiency. Symptoms for this are fatigue and weakness, even dementia.
If there’s a close number 2 to B-12 supplements, it would be Vitamin D supplements. Vitamin D is great for energy. Only a few foods have vitamin D, such as egg yolks and fish. Your body needs a fair amount of vitamin D, so supplements are great to have on hand when needed.
What Are The Best Foods For Energy?
Just as supplements, there’s a wide range of foods that can help you boost energy.
Salmon – Salmon is one of the healthiest foods known to man and has a host of health benefits, one of them being energy. The key ingredient is Omega-3. Omega-3 also contains benefits, known to increase energy, mood, depression and even help with cognitive thinking.
Nuts – Nuts such as almonds and pistachios are well known snacks, but these little things can pack a decent punch when it comes to fueling the body.
I Had To, Dare I Say Exercise?
While it’s awesome to have energy supplements and foods to go for when we need some extra energy, the good ole fashioned way to boost your energy is exercise.
Exercise has so many benefits, many of them you already know, such as weight loss, heart health, disease prevention and many more. However, your body still needs fuel. Two of the best ways to give your body fuel is by eating your vegetables and fruits.
Not only does fruits and vegetables fuel the body and allow us to boost energy, they help us achieve overall health. Everyone should make veggies and fruit a part of their everyday routine.
If you’re down on energy, take the advice and tips I offer you here. You won’t regret it and like I always say, “your body will thank you for it!”