There are natural ways to boost low energy, and nutritionist Sarah Flowers spoke to Express.co.uk to reveal her top tips.
“Despite being told that eating lots of carbohydrates will give us energy, we need to look at more nutrient dense ways to feed our body with slow releasing carbohydrates, such as sweet potato, quinoa and wholegrain rice.
“Although we consume high levels of refined carbohydrates; we are often devoid of essential nutrients as these cause blood sugar fluctuations, which can leave you drained and lacking in energy and put you at risk of obesity and diabetes.”
Sarah recommended adding Vitamin B to your diet: “To boost your energy levels, ensure you take a good quality B Vitamin Complex, which will deliver all essential B vitamins.
A magnesium deficiency can result in fatigue, so getting enough is important, as Sarah explained: “Magnesium is one of the main nutrients involved in our energy process and even a mild deficiency of magnesium can result in fatigue and even symptoms similar to chronic fatigue syndrome.
You may not have heard of Coenzyme Q10, but Sarah reckoned it is a key ingredient to add to your diet. She said: “This is one of the main nutrients needed in the manufacture of energy within the mitochondria.
Finally, Sarah noted that a healthy gut is linked to higher energy levels. To ensure a healthy gut flora, it is always beneficial to take a good quality probiotic
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Emma Morano, the oldest person in the world, turned 117 this week in lake-side Pallanza, Northern Italy. She credits her longevity to being single, drinking homemade brandy and eating a certain staple every day: two raw eggs.
Back in her teens, Morano was told by a doctor to start eating three eggs a day for her anemia. Up until a few years ago, she did just that.
It’s well established in the scientific community that a balanced, whole foods diet plays an integral part in overall health and wellness. But can diet impact longevity as well?
Your diet alone can both cause and reverse inflammation, a dangerous precursor to many prevalent diseases that can take you out early, including diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Since healthy foods can prevent or delay the onset of disease, it only makes sense that food and the aging process go hand-in-hand.
In fact, scientists have discovered that the Mediterranean diet is particularly effective at increasing life expectancy. It’s no wonder, too. This heart-healthy diet contains plenty of fresh fruits, vegetables, grains, lean meats and olive oil — all good things!
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This natural antibiotic is none other than basil. According to research, basil helps to fight bacteria, viruses, and other chronic diseases
Not many people know about the fact that basil contains powerful antioxidants that can help cleanse the arteries from LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol. Basil is rich in essential nutrients like Vitamin K, Vitamin A, and beta-carotene. These antioxidants also protect us from free radicals. These nutrients further prevent cardiovascular diseases.
Apart from this, regular intake of basil leaves gives us a hoard of other health benefits like helping our body fight against ailments like diarrhea, constipation, headaches, cough, flu, kidney problems and other diseases as well.