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4 Ways to Boost Your Energy with Healthy Food

It’s so common around this time of year for people to feel exceptionally sluggish and downright fatigued. It’s the middle of winter, where our sun exposure has been dismal and therefore unable to get that proper fix of vitamin D we require.

And life in general is just busy!

Most of us work too much while trying to juggle other commitments to keep up with our daily lives. Feeling tired all the time can cause unnecessary stress and compromise your overall health and immune system. But with mindful action, energy levels are something that you can control with healthy food!

Being mindful of your diet is an easy way to improve your energy levels and prevent illness. And we’re not just what you eat, but how much and when.

Here are 4 things to keep in mind when it comes to diet for increasing energy:

Eat Clean, Healthy Food

A healthy balanced diet is key to boosting your energy. Focus on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins and beans every day. (The closer to nature, the better.). NutraCleanse™ is very high in fiber and has net 2 grams of digestible carbs per 30 gram serving (2 tablespoons). It’s also a source of Omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids, so is an excellent food product to help boost your energy!

Avoid overly processed foods, unhealthy fats and high sugars. Although you will feel a boost of energy after eating such foods, it won’t last long as these foods stimulate the production of serotonin—a brain chemical that makes you feel tired and sluggish.

Eat a Balanced Breakfast

As they say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Don’t limit your morning meal to only a piece of toast or a single smoothie. Start with a balanced breakfast to really rev your engines for the day, so go ahead and have both! High antioxidant fruits, vegetables, whole grains and protein are an essential way to get going.

smoothies for energy

Eat Less, More Often

Portion control is very important to consider when it comes to ways to eat to boost your energy. Eat enough healthy food so that you are comfortably full but not stuffed! The brain has few energy reserves of its own, so by eating lighter and more frequently (every 2-3 hours), we keep it fueled. Nuts and fruit are a great snack in between meals.

Drink More Water

Be mindful that caffeine is a stimulant and will give you only a temporary energy boost, so you need to watch your coffee intake in the mornings to avoid that inevitable afternoon crash! You should also avoid caffeine late in the day, as you may have negative side effects when it comes to your nighttime sleep pattern.

The sedative effects of alcohol is also something to avoid if you want to increase your energy levels. Water, on the other hand, is essential for energy as it carries the nutrients to our cells which feed the brain. Fatigue is often linked to lack of fluids.

Good luck, and remember that NutraCleanse™ is made up from a unique formulation of natural, mostly organic ingredients, providing you with all kinds of goodness including energy and vitality! To find out where you can pick up our product and for recipes and ideas on healthy ways of eating to increase your energy, check out our website.

 

 

 

 

 

Do Juice Cleanses Really Work?

Are Juice Cleanses Worth It?

We’ve all heard of juice cleanses—they’ve been all the rage for the last few years. In fact, juice cleanses have been downright trendy. The idea is to cut back on processed foods and inject your body with micronutrients that are easily absorbed into your blood stream.

But are these cleanses really as healthy as they seem? Here are 3 reasons why juice cleanses can do more harm than good:

The Sugar Spike

When you are consuming nothing by juice (even if it’s organic fruits and veggies and nothing else!), you’re consuming a TON of sugar. Defenders may claim that it’s okay because the sugar is naturally-occurring and not added, but it doesn’t matter.

Sugar is sugar.

All that added sugar affects your energy levels, as well as your insulin production. To combat the effects of sugar, your body goes into fight mode and your organs take a hit. So what’s the difference between consuming juice versus whole fruits and veggies?

Fibre. Which brings us to…

Bye, Bye Fibre

Fibre is the key to slow and steady sugar absorption. When you eat a piece of fruit or a portion of a vegetable, the fibre that those foods contain help to regulate how you absorb the associated sugar.

But when you juice, you remove the fibre. That means you won’t get a slow and steady sugar fix—you’ll get a huge one, and then you crash.

And your body feels the effects immediately.

A Temporary Fix

Aside from the sugar and fibre issues, cleansing of any kind (especially liquid cleanses) is only a temporary fix for an underlying issue. Sure, you may lose 10 pounds and your energy might spike.

But only until you begin to actually eat food again, gain it back as quickly as you lost it, and feel the emotional toll.

The real way to lose weight and keep it off (as well as gain energy that is sustainable), is to change your lifestyle and the relationship you have with food.

This is where NutraCleanse™ comes in.

Learning to eat the right kinds of foods and be consistent with those practices, is what will help you lose weight and keep it off forever. By incorporating NutraCleanse™ into your already-healthy meals (like smoothies, oatmeal, soups, and stews), you give your body extra fibre, omega fatty acids, and other fabulous nutrients that your body craves.

It’s not about depriving yourself; it’s about learning a new way that’s healthy and sustainable.

For more information on NutraCleanse™, visit our website at nutracleanse.biz, or get social with us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Cheers to great health, not just an unsustainable juice cleanse.

Watch the video below for more reasons on why juices cleanses are not as great as they appear to be.