9 Ingredients To Boost Your Energy Levels And Stay Fresh All Day
Taste nine ingredients that really boost your energy level and shake the fatigue of you.
Ginger has a spicy, refreshing taste. It fights inflammatory conditions, increases your metabolism and increases your energy levels. And as a bonus, it can also fight motion sickness.
Contains: Minerals and vitamins, especially potassium, manganese, copper and magnesium as well as vitamins B5 and B6.
Tip! Use fresh ginger, you will find that the vitamins and minerals, and the taste is much milder than in dried ginger powder. Use it squeezed in juices and grated, fried or cooked in both hot and cold dishes.
Almonds have a wonderful nutty taste. They saturate well and are full of healthy energy – but limit the amounts as they also contain a lot of calories.
Contains: Protein, dietary fibre, healthy oils and minerals: Phosphorus, iron, lime, copper, magnesium, manganese and zinc.
Tip! Almonds are good alone as a snack, ingredient in hot and cold dishes or ground as flour for pancakes and other baked goods.
Chilli has a refreshing, burning taste that awakens both you and your metabolism.
Contains: Vitamins, especially A, B, C and E, as well as the minerals folate, manganese, potassium, thiamine and copper.
Tip! Use chillies in both cold and hot dishes. Experiment with the different varieties and colours, and find your personal favourites.
Dark chocolate has a high cocoa content of at least 50% and a full-bodied, slightly bitter taste. And lifts the mood and energy levels in the right amounts. Dark chocolate can also take the brunt of a sugar craving and ease hunger. The higher the cocoa content the healthier the chocolate is.
Contains: Carbohydrate, oil from cocoa butter and minerals, i.a. magnesium and copper.
Tip! Eat dark chocolate as a small snack, or use it in baked goods and in both cold and hot dishes.
Soybeans are a low-fat and high-protein source of long-lasting energy and satiety. Contains: Protein, fat and dietary fibre as well as vitamins B and E, calcium, phosphorus, iron, potassium and zinc.
Tip! Soybeans work well in both cold and hot dishes. Try them as an ingredient in salads, soups and pies.
Cottage cheese has low fat and calorie content, less than 5 grams of fat per 100 grams, but is full of protein that can lift and maintain your energy level. The taste is mild and pleasant, so most people can join in.
Contains: Protein, calcium, phosphorus and iodine.
Tip! Eat cottage cheese as a snack, dessert or cold lunch dish with vegetables, fruit and nuts. Or try mixing it with herbal spices and chopped tomatoes and/or cucumbers.
Pomelo has a refreshing, slightly bitter, but also sweet, citrus taste and an invigorating effect.
Contains: Vitamins A and C as well as B1, B2, B3, iron and calcium.
Tip! Mix pomelo in your salads, or eat it as a snack.
Chestnuts have a rich nutty taste and a good satiety factor. Their fat content is less than other nuts.
Contains: Carbohydrate, dietary fibre, vitamins B2 and B6, copper and manganese.
Tip! Use them as a snack, in salads and as an ingredient in hot dishes.
Buckwheat has a nutty taste and is richer in protein than other grains and therefore a good alternative – also if you suffer from gluten allergy.
Contains: Lots of protein, carbohydrates and dietary fibre.
Tip! Use buckwheat as a flour for baking or in porridge.