Suffering from low energy level at work? Not able to deliver your best performance because of lack of energy and motivation? The problem might not be the job itself. In fact, your lack of energy at work might be directly linked to the type of food you are putting in your body.

You can experience way more energy simply by changing what you choose to have for breakfast, by ditching your coworkers asking you to go to MC Donald’s for lunch and making more healthy choices.

Here are a few foods that will help you boost your energy level at work.

SWEET POTATOES

Sweet potatoes are a great source of carbohydrate. They contain iron, potassium, magnesium, vitamin C and vitamin D – all of which help to increase energy levels and stop your from feeling tired. Sweet potatoes come in different types and colors and can be consumed boiled, steamed or baked. Always feeling tired at work? This might be something to consider adding to your healthy diet.

BANANAS

Thanks to their high dose of potassium, bananas are great to boost your energy level. They are almost an ideal food for athletes and those who regularly exercise because of their quick-acting carbohydrate’s effect on our energy levels

LEAFY GREENS

A lack of iron can result in a lack of energy, so it’s important to eat plenty of the foods that provide a healthy dose of this important nutrient to ensure that energy levels stay high. Broccoli, spinach, collard greens and other dark, leafy green vegetables are excellent sources of iron.

Spinach is extremely high in iron, magnesium and potassium. Magnesium plays a vital role in producing energy, and paired with potassium enables effective digestion in the stomach and the regulation of nerve and muscle function. Did you know that a lot of our energy is spent trying to digest our food? So adding foods that will make it easier to digest will help you feel more energized as your intestines do not have to do all of the effort anymore.

ORANGES

High in Vitamin C  and natural sugars that will raise energy levels, a glass of fresh orange juice is a great way to start your day right before heading to work. Oranges are a natural energy boosting fruit and a great way to fight flu and different types of viruses.

STRAWBERRIES

Don’t be fooled by their color. Strawberries are actually richer in Vitamin C than oranges! Very effective to combat fatigue and lack of energy, strawberries are a great add to your smoothies, salads and oatmeal.

 

Do not forget to drink plenty of water and to get enough sleep. Remember that they are a mandatory part of a healthy lifestyle that will leave you feeling great and full of energy.

Also read:

How to feel relaxed and energized at work?

Sources:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3000711/Revealed-10-best-foods-boost-energy-levels-without-expanding-waistline.html

http://www.fitday.com/fitness-articles/nutrition/healthy-eating/4-foods-that-will-give-you-natural-energy.html

http://www.naturalnews.com/042840_energy_boost_healthy_diet_nutritious_foods.html

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