Today, 7/6/2018, Oz posted an energy kit for all of us who get a slump around 2 p.m. every day but have to keep going. Whether this response was for moms, people with chronic ills, or just extremely busy people…he responded. As the days during the summer are longer, our energy starts to drop. Here’s an energy kit put together by the top functional medicine doctors around the country to keep your energy up all day long.
Medically Proven Energy Kit from Professionals
Matcha powder is a type of green tea powder that uses the whole tea leaf. In addition to packing a caffeine punch, it’s been found to be rich in a variety of antioxidants that may help protect your liver and kidneys. Replace your midday cup of coffee with a scoop of matcha added to your favorite smoothie or combine it with kiwi to pull your energy back into gear.
This green treat is packed with magnesium, potassium and vitamin C. Each kiwi carries about eight grams of fiber, which helps to slow the absorption of the sugars in the fruit and sustain the energy and sense of fullness it brings. Throw some in with your breakfast or have one as a mid-morning snack.
Blackstrap molasses is a sweetener that’s rich in iron and a variety of other trace minerals. In women who are anemic, iron can help to boost red cell production that might be contributing to low energy and fatigue. Add it to a bowl of oatmeal in the morning.
Hard-boiled eggs are a great high-protein alternative to some of the more carb-heavy snacks out there. It’s easy to make a big batch at once, they keep well in transit to work, and will keep you feeling fuller than other high-carb snacks. Eggs are also a great source of a host of vitamins including vitamins A, D, B6, and B12. For an omega-3 boost, buy omega-3 eggs that are laid by chickens fed omega-rich foods and contain less of the inflammatory omega-6.
No-Bake Energy Bars
Midafternoon can be a time of serious energy drought, and more often than not, we reach for a carb-heavy snack that just leaves us back in the same place an hour later. Dr. Oz’s no-bake energy bars can help give you a long-lasting boost that will carry you through to dinner.
Cardamom is a spice with a distinct taste that is often used in curries and can also be found in chai tea. In an initial study, those taking cardamom powder ground from the whole fruit saw a decrease in their blood pressure. Sprinkle the spice over your dinner for a tasty and healthful flavor change.
These foods shouldn’t be too awfully hard to incorporate, so let’s get going every day without leaving tread marks. Remember these things that can drain you of energy: bad carbs, lack of sleep, lack of exercise, being overweight, and stressful thoughts/situations.
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