The best foods are both boosting, nutritious and delicious. Please fill me up!
New healthy foods to boost your energy are always appreciated, don’t you think? Humans are habit-creatures, so when we first find an healthy option we tend to stick to it. Until we get so bored that we can’t stand that type of food for months on end.
There are so many healthy foods to boost your energy on the market. Sometimes you totally ignore some foods because you don’t consider it to be wholesome – which makes you miss out on many goodies.
Below you will find 5 healthy foods I’ve implemented in my diet a while ago. They are all boosting, nutritious and delicious. I think variety is the key to staying healthy, so I’m not being totally rigorous when it comes to my diet. To enjoy something, we need to losen up a bit. That’s my motto.
Here you have 5 healthy foods to boost your energy, and remember – enjoy:
– A miraculous superfood
You may have heard or observed it on Instagram. Celery is the new thing. Plain, fresh celery juice is one of the most powerful healing juices available to us, is the notion from many health guru’s of our time.
Eating celery stalks and using celery in your cooking is very healthy and highly recommended. But when celery is juiced, the pulp fiber is removed, and the healing benefits become much more powerful. When you drink pure celery juice you’ll also be able to consume far more celery than you would by eating it.
Celery is truly the savior when it comes to chronic illness, and is teeming with powerful anti-inflammatory properties. It also increases and strengthens your bile. A strong bile is important for breaking down fats and is also needed to eliminate waste from your body. This is such a potent superfood with a tremendous healing potential.
Want to really boost your health? Drink pure celery juice in the morning before breakfast. When consumed on an empty stomach, you will get the maximum healing effects.
– Help build and strengthen your bones
Healthy foods to boost your energy? Bone broth. Check! Bone broth is rich in minerals that help build and strengthen your bones. It also contains many other healthy nutrients, including vitamins, amino acids and essential fatty acids.
Animal bones are rich in calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus and other trace minerals — the same minerals needed to build and strengthen your own bones. It also contains protein collagen, which turns into gelatin when cooked and yields several important amino acids. This supports healthy digestion and can help fight inflammation.
Bone broth is made by boiling down animal bones and connective tissue. This nutrient-dense stock is used for soups, sauces and health drinks.
How to make it yourself:
Bone broth is made by simmering bones in water and apple cider vinegar. You can also add vegetables, herbs or spices to enhance the flavor. First place all ingredients in a large pot and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 12–24 hours. The longer it cooks, the better it will taste and more nutritious it will be. Allow the broth to cool, and strain it into a large container leaving out the solids.
– Support your immune system
Sweet potatoes are nutrient-dense root vegetables that come in a variety of colors. They’re high in fiber and antioxidants, which protect your body from free radical damage and promote a healthy gut and brain.
The orange sweet potatoes are also incredibly rich in beta-carotene, which is converted to vitamin A to support good vision and your immune system.
Sweet potato is versatile and can be prepared in many ways. My favorites are sweet potato fries, carrot- and sweet potato soup and cooled baked sweet potato chunks that I can use in salads.
Apple Cider Vinegar:
– A superfood for both mind and body
Apple cider vinegar is a living, potent liquid that provides both great mental- and bodily functions. Drinking a shot before meals helps to break down proteins into amino acids, which can help to manage stress hormones. This process also helps us release our happy neurotransmitter, serotonin – which makes us feel more relaxed and elevates our mood in general.
The natural enzymes found in this potent liquid are excellent for digestion and can help lower glucose levels, which is good news for diabetics.
Perhaps one of the bigger kickers is apple cider vinegar’s ability to help us alkalize our bodies. This can bring your body to a balanced PH, which boost energy and general health.
Apple cider vinegar can be taken as a shot, diluted with water or added in your cooking recipes.
– A real antioxidant booster
Apricots are perfect if you have a sweet tooth in the evening. Only a few of these yummy gummies are enough to calm the sweet tooth, because they contain a lot of natural sugar. So, not something you eat in quantities.
Apricots are rich in dietary fiber and contains a high amount of vitamin C, as well as potassium. This all contribute to good cardiovascular health. Apricots have nearly all the minerals necessary for bone growth like calcium, phosphorus, manganese, iron, and copper. Therefore, eating apricots can ensure the healthy growth and development of your bones, as well as the prevention of various age-related bone conditions.
Sprinkle apricot on you breakfast bowl, enjoy it as a sweet ending to a meal or have it in your purse for a quick catch-me-up-energy-boost.