Superfoods for Sustained Energy & Stamina
Feeling tired all the time? Always falling asleep on your desk while at work? Not sure how to build stamina and performance for your workout? Look for these five energy-boosting nutrients in foods that are necessary for the body to function properly, beat fatigue and speed up body recovery: protein, minerals, antioxidants, naturally occurring sugar and adaptogens.
Amino acids are essential nutrients that act as the base for protein synthesis, post-exercise recovery and cell development. Including superfoods such as organic quinoa seeds, amaranth, plant-based protein powder, sacha inchi seeds into your daily meals can provide you with adequate energy throughout the day and boost muscle growth. This essential nutrient can also decrease muscle fatigue and relieve muscle soreness, enhancing your exercise performance.
Eating mineral-rich foods is essential to help our body function healthily as it plays a major role in energy production by converting the food you eat into energy. It also helps you sleep better and promotes muscle relaxation. If you have been feeling fatigued, consider our raw organic cacao powder, cacao nibs, organic matcha powder, as they are packed with minerals that can help to improve your energy status.
Antioxidants are well-known as our body defenders as they help to fight harmful free radicals in our body, support cellular health and even reduce muscular fatigue and inflammation. They are extremely important in preventing diseases, such as heart disease, arthritis, stroke, and other inflammatory conditions. Superfoods such as organic matcha powder is rich in EGCG, also known as Epigallocatechin Gallate, which prevents brain diseases and reduces inflammation in healthy doses. Other antioxidant-rich foods like raw organic cacao powder, maqui berry, acai berry, mulberries, Ceylon cinnamon, and organic turmeric powder are also high in antioxidants.
4. Sugar (yes, really)
Naturally occurring sugars in foods are great energy boosters because they are easy to digest and provide almost instant energy supply for cell production. Unlike cane and other refined sugars, which will spike your blood sugar level, natural sugars that come from real whole foods - including fruits, honey, and yacon syrup - contain trace vitamins and minerals which are essential for your body to function optimally. Our Superfood bites, including mulberries, dried apricots, and goji berries are great organic snacks if you’re looking for a quick and easy energy-boosting foods to munch on. Our coconut sugar and organic yacon root syrup are healthier sweetener options and suitable for diabetic patients as well.
Adaptogens in organic Maca root powder, a superfood from the Peruvian Andes, can help to support a healthy adrenal system by responding to different bodies' needs and bringing it into balance. Some of its other impressive benefits include its neuro-protective, anti-fatigue and antidepressant properties. Adaptogens can gradually improve the overall ability of the entire body to take on challenging situations and combat both physical and mental fatigue. It is also suitable for athletes and bodybuilders who are interested in increasing stamina and building muscle mass.
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