In this day & age – most of us are energy addicts.
How refreshing would it be to totally delete that feeling of “I’m a little tired – I need an energy drink or a huge coffee ASAP or I absolutely cannot function”?
Putting too much unnatural focus on your personal energy levels can be very toxic for your mind & body. It leads to unnecessary stress, triggers a negative mood, & makes some of us grab beautifully marketed cans of energy with caffeine levels that can cause headache, insomnia, nervousness and a rapid heartbeat. More serious side effects from consuming excessive caffeine include arrhythmia, vomiting, seizures, disrupted sleep patterns and increased blood pressure.
But – yes, we ALL get truly sluggish & need a boost of energy every now & then.
In addition to your personal nutritional intake, sleeping patterns & exercise – here are 5 natural ways to boost your energy levels without the jitters and health risks:
1. B VITAMINS – this particular group of vitamins helps us process food into energy, form red blood cells. Also – if we don’t get enough of the B vitamin family – a major cause is FATIGUE.
2.OMEGA 3s – Research says that if you don’t get enough omega-3s – you are likely to struggle with fatigue & mental health issues.
3.PROBIOTICS – Taking a high-quality probiotic daily protects your gut health, which keeps things moving in your body (if things are not moving…you are extra tired).
4.HERBAL ADAPTOGENS – Some herbs are known to assist the body in dealing with stress, anxiety & other imbalances. Adaptogens such as maca, ashwagandha, panax ginseng, & rhodiola can also assist with energy levels. The use of herbal adaptogens – however- can get complex & overwhelming, so it’s best to seek advice from a holistic health care professional.
5. MULTIVITAMIN & MINERAL SUPPLEMENTS – Choose a high-quality vitamin with a spectrum of foundational vitamins to fill in your nutritional & mineral gaps. Be sure to watch your iron & magnesium levels – if there is a deficiency – fatigue is a sure sign.
[ AUTHOR : Bekah Glass ]