Feeling weak, tired, or irritable? Try these 4 easy steps to boost your energy immediately!
1. Give your kidneys a break
Alkaline foods, such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and grains flow through your system more quickly and easily than non-alkaline foods like meat, dairy, and processed foods. The non-alkaline foods you eat promote acid in your body that the kidneys have to work hard to get rid of, depleting your energy levels. Alkaline foods, especially eaten raw, help improve digestive function and allow your body to run efficiently for optimal energy.
2. Increase your brain power
When your mental power is feeling low, give your brain a jumpstart with some vitamin C. This mood and immune-boosting vitamin has been shown to reduce levels of stress hormones that can drain our energy. Adding vitamin C-rich citrus throughout the day is easy and delicious! Enjoy half a grapefruit at breakfast, drizzle a lemon and olive oil dressing over your salad, or start infusing your water with lime, lemon or orange juice.
3. Give your blood a boost
Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency with about 20% of women lacking sufficient levels of iron. If you’re feeling weak, tried, and irritable from iron deficiency, add some healthy servings of seafood or other iron-rich foods like spinach, lentils, or beans. Combine these with foods rich in vitamin C to enhance your body’s absorption of iron.
4. Get the oxygen flowing
Making sure you get enough oxygen into your lungs and to all your vital organs is key to making you feel energized. Eating foods rich in magnesium, like flax seeds, sunflower seeds, or cashews, can help relax the muscles surrounding your airways and keep them open. And don’t forget the importance of Oxycise!
Check out these actual results from the energy-boosting power of oxygen!