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ENERGY

Many assume that energy comes from caffeine, but they are wrong!

When you consume too much caffeine, you produce cortisol, a.k.a. “the stress hormone.” Cortisol sucks. It drains you of energy, makes you irritable, and yeah, you are more “stressed.” Nobody wants that, right?

 

A big part of  energy comes from  nutrition, which consists of what we call “energy food.”

Energy food is how food is used for energy instead of turning to caffeine or other stimulants.

Load up on these energy food sources and watch your stress levels decrease, your energy increase and your overall mood improve drastically.

 

 

Water- When you are dehydrated, everything sucks. Your energy is whack, it’s tough to focus, you get out of breath fast and yeah, it just sucks.

Water plays a huge role in energy production. In order for essential chemical reactions to happen in your body, you need to fuel up and stay hydrated!

Black Beans- Fiber is a beast! Yep, it does clean you out, but it’s a huge help with keeping your energy up and staying level throughout the entire day.

Oatmeal- If I know I have a long day ahead of me, I eat high-quality oatmeal for breakfast. This sticks to my gut for hours and provides me with the great carbs I need for focus and energy. Oh yeah, and it helps pack in fiber, which also helps boost energy.

Almonds- Almonds provide magnesium, which is a key nutrient for energy production.

Apple Cider Vinegar- Just 1 to 2 tablespoons per day.  Use this at night and mix it with a tablespoon of honey. It helps me with  sleep, and we all know how much sleep increases energy. In addition, apple cider vinegar helps with acid reflux, heartburn and can even help control blood sugar.

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