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Fact File - Are You Running On Empty - Boost Your Energy

Are you running on empty, is your energy account in the red?

Fighting fatigue, insomnia, panic attacks, caffeine cravings, loss of sex drive and premature ageing!  Battling to achieve your to-do list and flopping on the sofa when you get home! Does this sound familiar?  You can fight back.

Put down that energy shot! There's no need to slurp the latest faddy concoctions or buckets of coffee to get through the day.   

The answer to increasing and improving your energy is to pay attention to your diet and make some quick changes that will help you bounce back. Forget the foods and drinks that have 'energy' slapped on them. What you need is whole or real foods to provide you with the nutrients you need to remain or get back on top of your game.  

Here is our list of healthy energy boosting foods to get you started and to help you be the best you can be.

Remember always aim for a healthy balanced diet, plenty of exercise and find time to relax. If you have certain medical issues, you may be asked to avoid some of these foods by your Health Care professional.

 

Whole grains (for long lasting energy and B Vitamins)

  • Whole wheat pasta
  • Brown/wild rice
  • Whole grain bread
  • Quinoa
  • Oats
  • Buckwheat
  • Bulgur
  • Corn
  • Rye
  • Spelt     

 

Green leafy vegetables (for iron and vitamins)

  • Spinach
  • Curly kale
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage

 

Fruit high in Vitamin C (to help iron be absorbed and a variety of colours)

  • Blackcurrants
  • Oranges
  • Strawberries
  • Kiwis
  • Pineapple

 

Foods rich in iron–

  • Pulses (lentil, beans, chickpeas)
  • Lean meat
  • Green vegetables
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Brown rice
  • Apricots
  • Raisins
  • Prunes

 

More blog posts -

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Find delicious and easy energy boosting recipes here

Feedback from The Coventry Building Society Employees having recently attended one of our series of Power Up & Motivate With Positive Nutrition Buzz Sessions here

Find out how to implement The Healthy Employee Power Up & Motivate With Positive Nutrition Workplace Wellbeing Initiatives by calling Anna on 07778 218009.  Chat through your requirements, your employee needs and what would be of the best possible benefit to your business or just ask for a brochure - anna@thehealthyemployee.co.uk 



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