Feeling Exhausted? 7 Herbs and Nutrients to Help Increase Energy

woman with energyWith the COVID-19 pandemic, our new reality has brought an unprecedented amount of challenges, concerns and pressures to our daily lives. If you are lacking energy, feeling exhausted juggling all of the many demands and responsibilities right now, you are not alone. Understandably, stress is causing a greater amount of emotional, mental and physical burnout. Finding healthy outlets and effective coping strategies is so important to your health and well-being. Continue reading “Feeling Exhausted? 7 Herbs and Nutrients to Help Increase Energy”

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10 Ways to Increase Energy Levels

nuts 2I love (need) my coffee every morning, but often around 2 pm I find myself needing the wake-up feeling I get from my French roast. Unfortunately, caffeine after noon affects my sleep at night, so I need to look for other ways to perk me up and keep me going through hectic days. Here are 10 things that you can do to avoid the midday slump and increase your energy.

1. Eat a healthy breakfast. Studies show that eating breakfast increases our alertness, and the effect is almost immediate. To stave off hunger until noon, eat a meal that’s high in fiber and contains protein and healthy fats. Continue reading “10 Ways to Increase Energy Levels”

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Getting to Know B Vitamins: Part 2

nuts+seedsLast week we touched on half of the B vitamins and what they do. To learn more about B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin) and B5 (pantothenic acid), click here. This week we will look at the remaining four: vitamins B6, B7, B9 and B12.

B vitamins as a whole are important for converting food into energy levels. In fact, a study published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism found that physically active individuals with low levels of B vitamins perform worse during high-intensity exercise than those with adequate levels. The study also found that low levels of B vitamins contribute to a reduction in the body’s ability to repair muscles and build muscle mass. Continue reading “Getting to Know B Vitamins: Part 2”

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Six Natural Ways to Boost Energy and Weight Loss

spinach-white-bean-saladAre you looking for natural ways to boost energy and weight loss? Here are six tips to put into everyday practice:

1. Fill up with fiber. The average American consumes 15 to 16 grams of fiber a day. We should aim to eat much more, closer to 40 grams of daily fiber. It fills us up with minimal calories. Fiber-packed sources include vegetables, fruits, whole grains, lentils, beans and peas.

Case study: Let’s say you’re traveling and need to grab a bite to eat. If you go to a local diner, you could easily ask for steamed greens and beans, like the Brussels sprouts and lentils dish at the Silver Diner. Continue reading “Six Natural Ways to Boost Energy and Weight Loss”

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