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5 Energy Boosting Foods
Looking for an extra pick me up before your Bar Method workout? Certified Health Coach Molly Alliman, from Balance by Molly, recommends sticking with whole foods and supplements without added sugars. Here are 5 foods to help put that extra pep in your step!
Bananas are an excellent source of carbohydrates, potassium and vitamin B6, all of which can help boost your body’s energy levels, especially before a workout and also after for replenishment of glucose.
Salmon is high in Omega-3 fatty acids which have been shown to reduce inflammation in the body, which is a common cause of fatigue. Not a salmon fan? You can also try tuna or supplement with a good quality DHA/EPA fish oil.
Sweet potatoes have excellent fiber content and complex carbohydrates, meaning your body digests them at a slow pace, which provides you with a steady supply of energy.
Maca powder comes from the root of a vegetable grown in South America. Maca powder can boost your energy and increase your performance for workouts.
Green tea is a source of caffeine to increase energy levels but takes it the extra mile with L-theanine which can moderate the effects of caffeine, such as anxiety and the jitters, giving you a smoother boost of energy. The combination of caffeine and L-theanine in green tea can increase focus, alertness and mental concentration.
About the Author
Molly is a certified health coach who is passionate about whole foods and how they can transform your body, mind and health. Molly is also a loyal Bar Method client, currently using the online streaming service, Bar Online. See Molly’s website & Instagram to be inspired on transforming your life through health.