Avoid these 4 energy draining food for all-day natural energy.
Food #1: Gluten
Gluten is simply a protein is found in wheat, barley and rye and in recent years has been linked to a ton of books and research that has found gluten to be the cause of many gastrointestinal disorders. Gluten is the glue-like substance that holds bread together. Unfortunately, the more you consume gluten the more damage takes place to the intestinal walls which eventually can lead to a inflammatory condition termed “leaky gut”. Many people don’t even realize gluten is affecting their energy.
Energy tip: Try going gluten free for 7 days and reintroduce it to see if you notice a difference in your energy.
Food #2 Sugar
Sugar is found in just about everything today. It’s extremely hard to avoid sugar because it’s hiding everywhere and it’s robbing you of your energy. You have to super conscious of how much sugar you’re consuming…sugar is hiding even in “health food”. Sugar is hiding in foods like peanut butter and pasta sauce and many other different types of foods that you wouldn’t even realize. Even if you’re not eating cakes and cookies and candies you still most likely are getting a lot of sugar in your diet and it’s robbing you of your precious energy.
Energy Tip: Start reading labels to cut back your sugar intake and notice a massive increase in your level of energy.
Food #3 Caffeine
People drink coffee when they feel tired and need energy but drinking coffee or consuming caffeine is kind of like borrowing from Peter to pay Paul. What happens is caffeine blocks the receptors in our brain which tell us when we’re tired. If you’re someone who’s consuming a lot of caffeine start to eliminate the amount of caffeine you consume. Drinking one cup of coffee in the morning isn’t going to make that big of a difference but if you’re adding sugar and cream you definitely want to start reducing sugar and cream with the goal to completely remove it from your coffee to maximize your energy.
Energy Tip: If you drink coffee, only drink one small cup before 2 pm and drink it without added cream or sugar.
Food # 4 Dairy
Dairy is very hard to digest and a lot of energy is used up in trying to digest dairy. Most people are lactose intolerant or lactose sensitive and don’t know it. Lactose or milk sugar builds mucus in the body and causes inflammation. Instead of consuming dairy eat more alkaline based foods such as fruits and vegetables to start experiencing more energy. If you decide to limit your dairy intake or completely remove dairy from your diet, you will notice a massive difference in your mental clarity, digestion and your energy.
Energy Tip: Cut back on the amount of dairy you consume or completely cut it out of your diet. If you do decide to continue to consume dairy make sure you are getting your diary from the high quality source possible – raw, grass-fed and organic.
Ultimately, it’s what you do and chose not to do on a daily basis which will make the biggest difference in how you look and how much energy you feel.
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