Hey, guys, Dr. Axe here, talking about high energy foods and foods that are going to naturally boost energy and just leave you feeling great all day. I hear from so many patients and people asking me, “Hey, what do I gotta do to boost my energy?” Well, in this video, I’m going to talk about the five foods you absolutely need to have in your diet to naturally boost your energy, and then share at the very end my favorite supplements for also naturally boosting energy levels. This will also help improve if you struggle with adrenal fatigue or thyroid issues. These are going to help you with that as well. The number one food you’ve got to start consuming to improve your energy level is coconut oil. Coconut contains medium chain fatty acids, which have been shown to help your body burn fat for energy. Other fats, like olive oil and, let’s say, things like canola oil, those are longer chain fats.
Your body has to go through a 26-step process to use those for energy. Your body only has to go through a three-step process to start burning the fats in coconut oil for energy. So a tablespoon of coconut oil in a superfood smoothie or some coconut milk or cook with coconut oil. That’s going to increase your energy. The second food that can boost your energy is chia seeds. In fact, historically chia seeds have been known as runners’ food. They are your highest plant-based source of protein. They’re loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, and your body can burn those for energy. So again, chia seed, also known as warriors’ food or runners’ food, and here’s a little tip. If you want to get those benefits and amplify them, mix some chia seeds along with coconut oil and just consume those as a snack with a little bit of raw honey.
A great energy-boosting food. In fact, there’s a lot of triathletes today that are mixing coconut oil, chia seeds, and raw honey together and actually using that as their fuel during workouts. The third food group that you got to get in your diet if you want to boost your energy is more green, leafy vegetables and green super foods. Green, leafy vegetables like spinach, kale, and collard greens are loaded with chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is like the life blood of a plant. It’s very alkaline to your body. It helps reduce acidity. It’s been shown to naturally improve energy levels. Also, those green, leafy vegetables are packed with magnesium. Magnesium is a key electrolyte, supporting cellular function, as well as supporting muscle growth and function. So you want to raise your energy. Packing on more energy with spinach, kale, and collard greens is a great strategy as well. The fourth food you got to get in your diet if you want to boost your energy level is fruit. Now, I want to mention this with fruit. You’ve got to consume fruit in moderation. Consuming too much fruit will actually zap and decrease your energy levels.
But if you get the proper amount, which is about one to two servings a day, it can actually increase your energy. Reason being, fruit is full of good carbohydrates that are simple for your body to digest, in fact, much more simple than grains. Your body has to do no work to digest fructose. It goes right from your gut into your bloodstream, and it’s used for energy. But again, if there’s too much, it’s system overload. It’s going to decrease your energy. Also, fruits are loaded with potassium. Potassium is an electrolyte mineral that helps hydrate your entire body and also supports cleansing at a cellular level. Bananas are packed with potassium. Mangos, papaya, a lot of your tropical fruits, blueberries.
Adding in some good quality fruit, one to two servings a day, can definitely support healthy energy levels. The last thing here is adding some good quality supplements into your energy diet regimen. Some of my favorites include a green superfood powder. Green superfood contains super nutrients like chlorella, spirulina, wheat grass juice. Those are fantastic. The other group of supplements that I’d recommend for boosting your energy are adaptogenic herbs. Adaptogens mean they help your body better deal with stress, but these have been shown to help you overcome thyroid issues, adrenal fatigue, and other things that can be related to low energy. So my favorite adaptogen herbs are ashwagandha, rhodiola, ginseng, and holy basil. These adaptogenic herbs can absolutely boost your energy and leave you feeling great. So add those five super foods and supplements into your diet, and I think you’re going to see your energy is going to soar.
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