4 Quick and Natural Ways to Boost Your Energy
Does your morning routine always start with a hot cup of coffee?
Caffeinated and energy drinks are packed with artificial and processed sweeteners which serve as a temporary solution for an energy boost. Once digested, the sugar crash that follows will bring you right back to the starting stage – fatigue.
Here are 4 quick and natural ways to boost energy:
1. Use Carbohydrates and Fats to Boost Energy Levels Naturally
It is advisable to eat more small meals and snacks throughout the day to maintain an active metabolism rate and sustain energy, rather than eating only three large meals. Consume carbohydrates with a low ‘GI’ glycemic index such as high fiber vegetables and whole grains.
Similarly, “healthy fat” foods, such as avocados, have almost zero glycemic indexes. For the much needed energy boost, opt for a fresh avocado juice or smoothie instead of a store bought energy drink.
2. Protein = More Energy
For every 1 gram of protein intake, your body receives 4 calories of energy. Instead of consuming empty calories in a chocolate bar, choose a high protein juice, for example a kale juice, to sustain energy levels throughout the day.
3. Water Is Essential for Reviving Energy Levels
When your body lacks sufficient fluids, fatigue is unavoidable. The healthy minimum consumption of water per day is 2.4 liters for men and 1.8 liters for women.
4. Phytonutrients, The True Secret to Natural Energy Levels
Juicing enables you to conveniently achieve the recommended daily intake of 5 cups of fruits and vegetables for optimum health. By juicing, you are able to extract the maximum nutrients and vitamins to naturally enhance energy levels. These phytonutrients are found at the core of fruits and vegetables, which aren’t available in carbohydrate, fat and/or protein sources.
One of the most important benefits of juicing is that it provides a quick and natural way to boost energy levels. In addition to the phytonutrients, natural sugars found in fruits and vegetables, such as sucrose and fructose, increase our energy levels as they are directly absorbed into our system. Daily juicing will enable you to eliminate processed and artificial sweeteners from your diet.
Enjoy this Natural Energy Booster recipe!
- ½ beetroot
- 1 carrot
- 2 apples
- 1 slice of lemon
- ½ -inch of ginger
"Beetroot serves as an instant sugar boost. Rich in healthy nitrates, beets promote better blood flow and can help boost endurance and performance for workouts. They’re also naturally rich in nutrients and fiber, making them a great all-around health supplement for your heart," says Farah Syafi'i, Nutritionist at Kuvings Malaysia.
For maximum output from thick vegetables and leafy greens, it is advisable to invest in the best slow juicer. Kuvings has a variety of slow juicers and blenders which will assist in your journey to a Happier and Healthier lifestyle. Beyond its wide range of products, every Kuvings customer is connected to a community committed to a wellness journey and Kuvings Dieticians who offer professional consultation.
Shop now to join the Kuvings Community and replace your morning cup of coffee with a tall glass of natural, energy boosting juice!