5 Energy-Rich Superfoods to Combat Fatigue
Do you find it difficult to get going in the morning? Do the afternoon fatigue and its complementary cravings wear you out? The fifth cup of coffee and a chocolate bar will only give you more anxiety, and a scoop of extra calories. They will just make you feel worse – both mentally and physically.
Suffering from fatigue is the first sign your body gives you about your daily meals not containing enough necessary nutrients. Do you get sleepy after lunch? Exactly! Shouldn’t food give you energy instead?
Help is available in the form of superfoods, which will easily improve your one-sided menu, and today we will look at some of the ancient fruits of nature that are best suited to battling fatigue.
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We have been through the same journey and discovered that superfoods and smoothies helped us find a healthy balance. One supersmoothie a day is simply too easy not to make… it only takes five minutes, tastes great and is suitable for both breakfast and a quick and healthy snack!
If you (and your family) do not eat enough – or any healthy – fruits and vegetables, drinking smoothies packed with superfoods may help ensure that you can still obtain the daily recommended quantity of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that combat disease.
With smoothies, you can introduce raw fruits and vegetables into your menu, adding even more nutritional value and strength to your diet.
5 superfoods that are excellent repellents of fatigue and give a natural energy boost, come rain or shine!
- Maca root – energy and stamina
Ancient Incan warriors ate the Maca root before going into battle to get more energy and stamina. Just like the Incas centuries ago, residents of Peru and western studies confirm that the Maca root has invigorating properties and can combat chronic fatigue, boost energy levels, increase libido and improve hormonal balance.
- Chia seeds – omega fatty acids
In the Mayan language, chia means strength. Chia seeds contain 20–30% protein and 35–40% healthy fatty acids, which are essential for cell function. These acids are known as omega-3 fatty acids. Chia seeds also contain linolenic acid which is not produced by the body and can only be obtained from food.
- Baobab – fibers
Still relatively unfamiliar in the western world, the baobab fruit has been the hidden treasure of Southern Africa and Australia for centuries. The fruit resembles citrus and tastes like a cross between grapefruit, pear, and vanilla. Baobab is widely recognized for its antioxidant content, medicinal properties, and anti-aging effect on skin cells.
- Guarana seeds – caffeine
Guarana predominately grows in the Amazon rainforests in Brazil and Venezuela. The bush features red fruit containing black seeds that hold the key to this plant’s secrets. The Guarana seeds contain a natural chemical called guaranine which is almost identical to caffeine.
Added to food, guarana boosts energy levels in a natural way, speeds up the metabolism and burning of calories, and will improve memory and the ability to focus.
- Camu Camu berries – a plentiful source of vitamin C
Another Amazonian plant is camu camu, whose fruit is the richest source of vitamin C in the world. Camu camu contains 30 times more vitamin C and 10 times more iron than an orange.
Vitamin C found in camu camu fruit is a powerful antioxidant that boosts the immune system, protects against chronic illnesses, decreases and prevents inflammation, promotes detoxification, and supports eye health.
Although superfoods are the best sources of nutrients nature has to offer, using them may prove difficult (if there are too many of them in the kitchen). Another issue is how to use them.
For office workers, gym junkies, mothers and others with a busy lifestyle!
You could buy these five superfoods separately, but we have worked out an easier solution – the Energy Superfood Blend for smoothies. We have been through all that and know what happens when 24 different superfoods crowd one kitchen at the same time and you don’t yet know how to use them.
Save time and energy and purchase the Energy blend – a unique mixture of Maca, baobab, guarana, chia seeds, and camu camu.
How do you use it?
Find 5 easy superfood smoothie recipes for breakfast.
The Energy Superfood Blend has been specially developed to battle fatigue and boost energy!
“I started having smoothies for breakfast when fatigue and mental stress had worn me down. This alone made me feel better but adding the Energy blend to my smoothies took it to a whole new level: I don’t need the morning coffee because I already have enough energy. It’s a powerful blend that makes you feel great!”