Super-foods Equal Super-Energy for the Work-At-Home MomBy Bess Blanco
Do you feel that your energy level is right where you want it, or do you often scan the women’s magazine rack for the newest ideas on perking up? If you are anything like the millions of other women just like you, sometimes you need a fresh start in your get-up-and-go!
So how to go about gaining that “magic” we call energy? Well, would you believe it’s as easy as swapping out some of your not-so-super food choices for ones that are natural energy-boosters? It is, and here’s a quick list for easy reference:
1. Eggs – these choline-packed energy-makers come any way you like them; boiled, over-easy, scrambled, or diced into salads! The yokes, once the hot topic of the concerned citizens for high cholesterol, are cleared as healthy once again by the nutritional community. They are especially high in Vitamin B, one of nature’s most powerful energy producers!
2. Broccoli – This rich-green veggie is high in many goodies, but the best one for energy is magnesium (now you know why good-ole mom made you eat them as a kid!)
3. Seeds – Flaxseed, sunflower & pumpkin seeds are great options to increase energy naturally in your body through the good fats and protein they include!
4. Avocado – This is a work-from-home mom staple, as it has the components of a “perfect” food in ONE fruit. High in fiber, good fats, AND protein make this little guy a must-have! Slice it up on whole wheat sandwich, or serve it over soup, salad, or tossed into a salsa! So many ways beyond guacamole to eat this super-duper food!
5. Black beans – Or any beans for that matter! These powerhouses are loaded with protein and their fiber count is high, making them a double-whammy for your digestive system, clearing toxins, waste, and foggy brain!
6. Banana – Slice this popular fruit over peanut buttered toast and you’ll have an energy sandwich! Makes a great quick breakfast or snack. They are also a great addition to any healthy smoothie; adding creaminess, potassium, and natural protein!
7. Sweet potato – Baked, roasted, or swirled into a sweet smoothie, this powerful antioxidant is good for your energy in so many ways! Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and potassium are just some of the rich benefits in this tuber that work to naturally increase your energy!
These are just a few of the expansive list of foods God provided for us to naturally get our energy from! All of the whole foods available on your grocery store shelves are direct sources of all the energy your body needs. So next time you are beginning to drag a little, reach for one of these items instead of that second cup of caffeine!
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Bess Blanco is the passionate Food & Family Health Coach behind The Intentional Lifestyle, a whole-family guide for balanced health! Bess serves busy individuals and families by bringing together her collective experience and research, offering real and effective strategies for living whole, healthier lives. Happily married to Juan for fifteen years, Bess takes joy in raising their four young children with him to know God and love people. You can find out more about Bess and the Lifestyle at http://www.theintentionallifestyle.com.