Top Foods for Energy


on Jan 16, 2017

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If you’re running, hiking, climbing, cycling or just heading out for a morning surf you have to ensure you’re fuelled up, chocked full of energy for your adventures. Here we take a looksy at the top foods for energy. Your body will thank you, as the right foods will also aid with recovery so you’re ready to rock again sooner rather than later.

First on our hit list of top foods for energy are grains, one grain, in particular, Quiona. This super grain is packed with protein, amino acids for that energy boost. You can add almond milk to Quiona and heat, add some fruity toppings and make a porridge esque breakfast. Or swap out rice for Quiona in your salads and evening meals.

For vegetarians, in particular, lentils can be the perfect addition to any meal. They’re a great meat substitute in curries for example. They’re high in fibre which in turn helps the body stabilize blood sugar levels so your energy supplies will be high all day. 

Eggs. We all know they’re good for us, but we’re here to rave about them yet again. Eggs are a great source of protein, fatty acids which help with energy levels, and B vitamins converting your food into energy. If you do want to cut back on the amount of saturated fat or calories just reduce the number of whole eggs you eat and simple stick to the egg whites.

It’s always a good idea to have a bag of nuts or trail mix in your energy arsenal. Nuts like almonds, peanut butter, cashews are full of healthy fats, nutrients and energy. Nuts and dried fruits are a great source of fibre and protein so your body can slowly break down glucose for energy. Fibre helps slow down glucose release so it’s not just a short burst of energy.

Like eggs, bananas are a daily favourite. Bananas have that hit of glucose you might need for that extra bit of energy for a workout or run, cycle or simply walk to the shop.

It's always good to have a balanced and healthy diet, but these are the foods we'd recommend for that energy hit! 

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