When I don’t sleep well, I don’t feel very energetic during the day. I do perk up at night though – strangely enough, which is why I am posting this blog instead of sleeping. I will have to be better at being in bed, lights out at 11:15 like I’m supposed to.
Here are some tips on how you can eat to boost energy and I’ll tell you which I’m going to try – even though it means yet another trip to the grocery store:
- Peanut Butter and Chia Seeds – I know – sounds fantastic : ) After you finish eating it, you can pour water over the leftovers and have a Chia Pet. Seriously though, this is something he recommends in moderation when you need an energy lift (protein + omega 3 fatty acids)
- Kiwis – with more than two times the amount of Vitamin C as an orange and more potassium than a banana, this little under-rated, ugly stepsister of the fruit family packs a lot of nutritional bang for your buck
- Goji Juice is also supposed to be energizing and if you can’t find it, Goji Berries will do the trick
I’m going to try the kiwi. I’m eating more than enough nuts and it’s a horrible season for citrus fruit so I’m looking for alternatives anyway. Besides, I can just go to Longo’s and get them – no special trip to Whole Foods. I’ll try them on the weekend and let you know next week if I’m feeling any different.