Adding yoga to your daily
routine is great, but it also takes energy to get going and keep going. We know that on busy days its easy to just
grab something quick and easy to eat and head out the door in the morning, but
we are here to share a few ways to eat for energy that are better than grabbing
a quick but unhealthy meal.
One of the most important
things to keep in mind when you are trying to get yourself energized is that
your calorie intake needs to be spread relatively evenly across the day. Whether that means eating three balanced
meals or five small meals, just try to make sure your caloric intake is
balanced. Eating a small breakfast, or
skipping it all together, can leave you feeling sluggish in the morning, and it
can also lead to over indulging at lunch or dinner. We know its easy to just grab a quick bite
and run out of the house in the morning, but it’s important to have balanced
meals to get you through the day.
So now the question comes to what
foods can give you the most bang for your buck in terms of energy. We have put together a list for you of a few
foods that will keep you going throughout the day.
Almonds are high in protein, vitamin E, and fiber. Not only are almonds tasty, but they also
will keep you going all day long. Also,
as a bonus, almond flour is great for people who are gluten-free as a
substitute for regular flour!
- Beans: Beans, like almonds, are high in fiber and in
protein. This high fiber content means
that the beans are digested more slowly, and so the energy they release is
steady and sustained over a long period of time. They will leave you feeling full for longer,
which means less unhealthy snacking too.
- Spinach: Spinach is packed full of nutrients and
vitamins. It can help with bone health,
cardiovascular help, and aids your muscles and eyes. That’s a whole lot for a green leaf right? And as a bonus, if you don’t like spinach on
its own you can throw it into a fruit smoothie and get all of the benefits of
spinach with the taste of a delicious smoothie.
- Bananas: Bananas
are great energy boosters! Bananas are
full of nutrients and vitamins that not only boost energy; they also help heart
health and prevent muscle cramps.
Bananas are also perfect to grab and take on the go. So no more making excuses for an unhealthy snack
on the go!
- Sweet Potatoes: Sweet Potatoes are high in vitamin A,
vitamin C, calcium, carbohydrates, and potassium. So overall they are pretty much just a
delicious superfood! Sweet potatoes can
satisfy a sweet tooth, while still being good for you and providing long
lasting energy and nutrition.