Hooked On Caffeine? 3 HEALTHY Pick-Me-Ups.
Forget relying on Starbucks, Red Bull and 5 Hour Energy to get you through the day. There are solutions to feeling tired all the time and they don’t involve unnatural caffeine boosts. Here are three totally easy ways to give yourself a natural energy boost, while providing your body with crucial vitamins and minerals.
1. Wheatgrass Shot – it gives you INSTANT results. It is subtle but extremely potent. After you take a wheatgrass shot, which you can find at any Jamba Juice, Whole Foods, or juicing place, you will suddenly find yourself more focused, multi tasking effectively, and ready to run miles. My favorite NYC spots to get a quick shot include Juice generation (locations all over) and Liquiteria in the East Village.
2. Coconut Water – it contains lots of natural electrolytes. Low energy is a sign of potential dehydration, so hydrating your body will totally change your energy levels. You will quickly feel the needed relief for dry mouth with a sip of some coco water.
3. Brown Rice – it has complex carbs that give you the energy you need. Add some to your salad, soup, or have it as a small side for lunch, and you will have lasting energy throughout the day. Your body needs fiber and starch to push you in the right direction.
Incorporating these foods regularly will give you sustainable energy. You will find yourself jumping out of bed every morning, and not because you are late for work, but because you have the energy to do it. This is where the losing weight by accident comes in. Low energy is your metabolism’s way of asking for a pick me up, and when you feed it the right kinds of foods, guess what happens, increased metabolism baby!