November 29 2016
For those of us who are old enough to work full time, we all seem to suffer from perpetual exhaustion and mental drainage. This could be due to the fact that we work long hours, we do not have time or the mindfulness to eat properly or many other reasons. Many of our energy sources come from what we consume, however when someone mentions this, our minds typically turn to very common yet not so healthy solutions like energy drinks or coffee when in reality there are much healthier options. This article is going to explain some of the best and most versatile edible energy sources someone could use not only to energize for the day ahead, but to provide nutrients that can be stored in the body for future energy usage.
We have all heard of the many different benefits of coconut oil and are still discovering many more benefits. It is good for your skin and hair, it is a good replacement for many other oils when it comes to cooking and it is also a fantastic source for energy. The way that it works in helping the body produce energy is that it contains a unique form of saturated fats called medium-chain triglycerides which, rather than just being stored as fat, provides the body with energy by boosting the fat burning abilities in the body when certain amounts are consumed. This oil can replace butter on your toast, it can be heated to a certain degree and be used in salad instead of another type of oil in your dressing or can be used in every day cooking where oil is needed or can even be mixed into a smoothie, thus providing the body with essential fats and energy.
Royal jelly, especially mixed with raw honey is not only a great source of energy, but is also a very powerful source of antioxidants and acts as a natural microbial. Royal jelly is a powerful immune system booster as well as a source of probiotics that can help keep your digestive system intact and prevent sluggish digestion and in turn, fatigue. Royal jelly is also essential for the digestion of protein, and it helps yield energy from glycogen which it helps to convert to glucose and it is also a source of B vitamins and fatty acids which help fuel the body. Mixed with raw honey, you have a powerful source of natural sugars, water, vitamins and minerals that can boost your energy more efficiently than any cup of coffee.
In a society that is addicted to caffeine and intense stimulants, major crashes are unfortunately bound to follow. With sources that contain more natural essential fatty acids and essential vitamins and minerals, you will likely get a much more sustainable, healthier energy buzz that will last longer as well as contain more health benefits.