Effective Ways to Boost Your Energy Levels
It’s nearing the end of the day, and three o’clockitis is about to set in. You’re feeling like knock-off time will never come. Fear no more my friend, we have some all-natural tried and tested ways to get back your bounce in no time!
- The power of vegetables
Your Mum has been banging on about eating your veggies for years, and now we’re nagging. Vegetable juice is a great, fast way to get back any loss of energy. Removing the ‘meat’ and just consuming the juice is less work for your tired body to absorb and get rid of, making it much quicker to reap the nutritional benefits. Vegetables help to ward off toxins and feed your cells, however freshly squeezed juice is the way to go. See, Mum was onto something all those years ago.
- Better nights rest
Travelling like a nomad from one side of the bed to the other does not give your body the time it needs to restore and rejuvenate while you sleep. Your body needs this time to repair, so we wake up feeling more alert the next day. If you are having trouble sleeping, you might like to try our Bondi Beach Tea Co. Snooze blend. This tea is the perfect blend when you are finding it difficult to rest your weary head
- Herbal remedies
Our ancestors have been using them for hundreds of years. When you are feeling tired and weary, magic potions of some plant-based specialities can sometimes help. There are herbs that are specific to helping your body cope with stress, anxiety and fatigue. Some of these herbs include liquorice root, ashwagandha, ginseng, holy basil, and rhodiola. You can check for more information about these herbs online or, even better, seek further advice from a professional as some herbs can react with people differently.
- Kick the carbs
Foods full of carbohydrates, in particular, simple carbs, can leave you with lack of energy and limited motivation. Simple carbs are found in foods like sugary snacks, white pasta and white rice, and processed foods. They are the foods great for a quick bite. However, they burn through your body fast, cause a spike of your blood sugar giving you an energy shot, then let you drop like a Britney Spears single at an 80th birthday party.
Lucky for you, we have just published a handy article with tips on starting out a low carb diet. This explains more about carbohydrates and some good foods you could choose instead, like nuts, legumes, brown rice and pasta, and other low GI foods. Chia seeds are also amazing for providing boosted energy levels. They are a source of Omega-3 and Omega-6 essential fatty acids and work well to increase energy levels.
- Keep up the H20
As our body is made up from a majority of water, one of the first recognised signs of dehydration is fatigue and our water upkeep is very important. An inadequate amount of water can also affect your metabolic rate.
- Enjoy a cup of tea
Green tea and matcha tea have been known to fight off fatigue. So instead of reaching for yet another cup of coffee, grab a cup of some green goodness instead. Check out some of the additional benefits of green tea on our blog here.
- B Vitamin Booster
Vitamin B12 is known as the energy vitamin. One of the first signs of a vitamin B deficiency can be tiredness or fatigue. You might like to look at replenishing your stocks of vitamin B if you are finding it hard to keep switched on.
So, next time your afternoon sombre hits you harder than a textbook to your butt, think about some natural ways you can boost your energy and get through the afternoon feeling refreshed. Remember, regular exercise is very important with any diet and eating plan, and this also includes helping to keep up your vitality.