Did you know that what you eat can have a profound impact on your energy levels?
Most of our energy comes from the food that we eat, as well as taking men’s health
supplements. But, what you eat is just part of the equation. Let me explain.
Ever wonder why you feel more lethargic after a really heavy meal? That is because
your body spends quite a lot of energy just to digest the food that you eat. Ideally, you’d
want to divide your food into smaller portions and eat several smaller meals a day.
That being said, what are the best foods that will help you combat fatigue? Lucky for
you, I have the answers. Read on to find out what they are.
Fruits and Vegetables
There is no doubt that fruits and vegetables should be included in every diet. These
foods contain a lot of different vitamins, nutrients, minerals, and antioxidants that will
promote good health.
If you are going to eat them, always opt for the fresh ones as they have the best nutrient
profile as opposed to the processed or dried variants.
It is also useful that you fill half your plate with fruits and vegetables as well.
Processed foods like canned or precooked meats are dangerous to your health. That is
because they are laden with different preservatives, sodium, sugar, trans fat, and other
Although I understand that it is very difficult to completely remove them from your diet, it
is good knowledge that you severely limit your intake of processed foods to ensure
Instead of unprocessed foods, opt for natural ones or those with no dangerous
additives. If you are going to consume meat, for example, buy one from your local
butcher to get the freshest kind.
Your body needs protein as it helps you build muscle and makes sure that you are
going to get a healthy physique. Most men typically eat red meats and although they are
delicious, they are loaded with saturated fats. It is best that you only consume red meat
3 times a week at best.
Opt for leaner types of proteins such as turkey, chicken, and fish. Not only are they low
on calories but they also contain protein and other great nutrients that your body needs.
Whole Grains and Complex Carbs
You might like eating white bread but refined carbs like that and others are bad for your
health. They are loaded with white flour and sugar which may lead to diabetes and
although you are getting some energy from them, they are not sustainable.
For sustainable energy, opt for whole grains. They are complex carbs which means that
they take time to digest (and therefore, provide you with longer-lasting energy). Not to
mention that they also consist of fiber as well.
Even if you are not that physically active, chia seeds can provide you with lots of
energy. It contains fiber, healthy fats, and it is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids too.
Although it is technically not food, water is essential for the normal functioning of your
body. It helps facilitate the different processes in your body and if you drink at least 8
glasses of water per day, you will instantly feel more energetic without even trying so
hard to be.