This Sunday we'll be "springing forward" as we wind our clocks ahead one hour, which means we're all losing an hour of sleep (except for those lucky folks in Arizona and Hawaii). If the daylight savings time change leaves you dragging, chances are you could use a natural pick-me-up.
When you're feeling lethargic and low on energy, what do you reach for? Candy, energy bars and sugary beverages may give you a quick boost but will have you crashing sooner than later. Instead, think about choosing a longer lasting alternative that will give you the energy that you need all day.
With so many healthy choices for your diet, it's easy to give yourself a natural boost. Nuts like almonds, hazelnuts and cashews contain magnesium which helps convert sugar to energy. Brazil nuts contain selenium, which is a natural mood enhancer. Beans and whole grain breads and cereals contain high amounts of fiber which helps stabilize your energy supply all day long. And don't forget to drink water! This may sound like the most basic tip, but staying hydrated staves off fatigue and keeps you feeling energetic.
Fruits and vegetables are nature's energizer, supplying your body with the vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants needed to keep you going. An easy way to get your fill is by using a juicer. By choosing this method, you know exactly what is going into your drink, meaning no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Once you've tried a glass of freshly juiced fruits and vegetables, those canned energy drinks won't stand a chance.
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