10 Foods to Boost Energy
Being a mum is tiring, so eating foods that boost your energy is crucial to get through the day.
Here are some foods that should be included in your meal plans to ensure you have the energy to get through a busy day of being a Mum!
It’s a complex carbohydrate which means it’s full of fibre, nutrients and is slower to digest a which means you stay fuller for longer!
A single one has around 72 calories and 6 grams of protein. Eggs provide energy that gets released slowly which helps satisfy hunger for longer periods of time. It also has essential amino acids and omega 3!
Ok, don’t know it until you try it! Not only are beef liver delicious when cooks properly they are high in B12 which helps your body convert the food you eat into energy. But not to worry if you can’t do liver you can get your B12 from meat, poultry, fish, and eggs.
Beans are a great source of protein, especially for vegetarians or vegans. They also full of fibre to help slow digestion to keep you fuller for longer. They're also rich in magnesium which helps your cells make energy and helps with relaxing your muscles.
Tea’s are great to substitute that 3pm soft drink craving during the day. By switching to tea you now only get the health benefits of certain teas, such as green tea, but you won’t get that post soft drink sugar crash! Some teas have caffeine too so that can help you get a little energy boost throughout the day.
Need I say more? While coffee is great as an energy boost don’t go overboard as it can interfere with sleep and make you more tired the following day. No more than three to four a day with no added sugar is what we recommend.
All types of berries are great sources of antioxidants and other nutrients that help nourish and protect cells all over your body. They also give you that sweetness when you’re craving something sugary, minus the big sugar crash that comes after lollies or chocolate bars.
Fatty fish like salmon and tuna are good sources of protein, fatty acids and B vitamins, making them great foods to include in your diet. A serving of salmon or tuna provides you with the recommended daily amount of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin B12
Brown rice is less processed than white rice so it holds onto more nutrients such as fibre which is important for gut health and keeping you fuller for longer. It also is a good source of carbohydrates which helps fuel your day.
Sweet potatoes are not only delicious they are a nutritious source of energy for an extra energy boost. The fibre, manganese and complex carbs that they contain digest slowly which provides you with a steady supply of energy.
Do you have any other foods that you find helps with your energy levels throughout the day? Leave them below in the comments for other SLIM MAMA’s to try!