NL-026 - Boost Low Energy Without Caffeine
Getting a caffeine boost or reaching for that bottled energy drink are quick energy fixes for many, but these quick fixes are short-lived and full of side effects, such as extra calories, added sugar and poor sleep. Did you know that drinking too much coffee can give you caffeine crash, making you feel more tired and irritable? We have much healthier solutions to your fatigue and mid-day crashing problems.
1. Eat raw food
Fresh, uncooked fruits and vegetables are a rich source of nutrients and enzymes that provide you with the energy that you need without the side effects of caffeine and artificial energy drinks.
Moringa is incredibly nutritious and is loaded with vitamins, minerals, protein and antioxidant compounds. It is a rich source of vitamin C, B vitamins, iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium and zinc. Adding a spoonful of moringa powder to you soups and smoothies is a great way to energize your body and correct nutritional deficiencies, which could be one of the reasons why you feel tired all the time. (We also offer Moringa capsules.)
3. Be active
Regular physical activity can do wonders for your energy status. It improves blood circulation, providing more oxygen and nutrients to your tissues. Being active boosts your heart health, releases happy hormones, improves muscle strength and helps you sleep better at night.
4. A good night of sleep
Disturbed sleep at night is one of the main causes of day-time fatigue. Work pressure or personal life issues can give you a sleepless night or two. But chronic sleep issues can increase your risk of premature ageing, metabolic disorders, depression, heart disease, obesity and hormonal imbalances. It can also leave you feeling groggy, fatigued and disoriented, tempting you to grab a cup of coffee to ‘feel better’. How can you sleep better? Establish a relaxing bedtime routine by, for example, taking a warm bath, listening to soothing music and stay away from electronic gadgets before bedtime. Create a sleep schedule and stick to it.
5. Drink water
Even mild dehydration is enough to make you feel tired and sluggish. Drinking healthy amount of water stimulates healthy flow of nutrients and oxygen throughout the body. On the other hand, drinking too much coffee and sugary beverages can make you lose more water with frequent trips to the bathroom. Dehydration can also cause brain fog, disorientation and dizziness. If you are tired of drinking plain water, make it exciting. Infuse your water with refreshing fruits or drink green tea and smoothies.
6. Rule out underlying health conditions
Underlying health conditions (thyroid disorder, diabetes and heart disease) and nutritional deficiencies can leave you feeling constantly tired and low on energy. Deficiencies in nutrients such as iron, vitamin B12 and other B vitamins, and folate can cause fatigue and muscle weakness. Magnesium deficiency, an overlooked factor when it comes to fatigue, can also make you feel weak and exhausted. Consult your doctor and get your blood tested to identify the causes so that you address the root cause.
7. Practice deep breathing
Deep breathing can improve your energy levels in many ways. It improves blood flow and allows more oxygen and nutrients to reach your tissues, giving you a surge of energy. Deep breathing also stimulates the release of endorphins, regulates stress hormones, eases tension in muscles and cleanses the body of toxins. The best part about deep breathing? It is natural and you can do it anywhere anytime.
These simple tips can go a long way in boosting your energy levels, naturally and without side effects.