These foods will keep your energy levels high and drive away your hunger pangs.
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As the spine-chilling winter has made its way out, it’s time to prepare ourselves to combat the scorching heat.
If you are experiencing an energy dip in this blistering heat, your body needs a boost, and eating the right kind of food could help replenish the much-needed energy.
Shriveling in the intense heat, struggling in the nauseating pollution and not to forget the ceaseless traffic, your body experiences a lot of dehydration and energy drop.
It is invariably important to hydrate yourself during this season by drinking ample amount of water. But at the same time, eating the right foods can help you get the much-needed energy kick.
Be it summers or any season, healthy and nutritious foods are always the best alternatives to unhealthy junk food.
Here are some tips by Dolly Kumar, founder and director at GAI that can help you lift up your energy levels during summers:
Why start your day famished? Opt for a bowl of Muesli with skimmed milk or yogurt, add slices of fresh fruits and enjoy a hearty breakfast along with getting an instant energy kick.
Besides helping boost energy, it also aids in weight management.
Muesli is rich in fibre and protein and has zero cholesterol, making it good for your heart too.
A healthy blend of rolled oats, corn flakes, wheat flakes, and fruit crushes are definitely healthier than other sugary cereals.
Detoxifying is essential to survive in the baking heat.
Why not purify yourself every morning with a glass of lemonade adding a dash of honey?
Known as the honey of a thousand flowers, multi-floral honey is the purest, most distinct and healthiest form of honey available when compared to processed sugar.
A truly remarkable substance, it is a blend of sugar, trace enzymes, minerals, vitamins and amino acids that helps boost immunity, stimulate metabolism and is a good source of energy.
It is also cholesterol-free and sodium-free. Add a dash of honey to your tea, bread, desserts, and muesli to reload your energy levels!
A handful of nuts, seeds, and dried fruits is best for munching.
Trail mix includes almonds, cashew nuts, peanuts, melon seeds, watermelon seeds, green raisin, black raisin, dried papaya fruit, and dried pineapple fruit.
Laden with high protein and dietary fibre it gives you an instant energy boost and helps you get going to the gusto.
One of the richest natural sources of protein, spirulina is complete food for the body.
It contains essential fatty acids along with vitamins, minerals as well as antioxidants. It builds immunity, helps protect eyesight and also fights stress.
So pop one or two spirulina every day and get an energy boost that keeps you going throughout the day.
Who doesn’t like munching on bars? Granola bars are the ultimate energy snack bars.
A delicious mix of various healthy ingredients, granola bars are packed with a variety of nutrients.
These intensely flavoured bars are the perfect pre-workout snack that will energise you to go that extra mile in the gym.