Superfoods for Sustained Energy & Stamina
Feeling tired all the time? Always falling asleep on your desk? Want to improve stamina and performance for your workout? Look for these five energy-boosting nutrients that are necessary for the body to function properly, beat fatigue and help body recovery: protein, minerals, antioxidants, naturally occurring sugar and adaptogens.
Amino acids are essential nutrients that act as the base for protein synthesis, recovery and cell development. Including superfoods such as quinoa, amaranth, plant protein powder, sacha inchi seeds into your daily meals can provide you with adequate energy throughout the day and have a positive effect on your muscle development.
Eating mineral-rich foods is essential to help our body function healthily as it plays a major role in energy production, helps you sleep better, and promotes muscle relaxation. If you have been feeling fatigued, consider our raw cacao powder, cacao nibs, 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. Options such as matcha powder (rich in EGCG), raw cacao powder, maqui berry, acai berry, mulberries, ceylon cinnamon and turmeric are high in antioxidants.
Sugar (yes, really)
Naturally occurring sugars in foods are great energy sources because they are easy-to-digest and provide almost instant energy 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. Our Superbites (including mulberries, apricots, goji berries etc), coconut sugar, yacon syrup are healthier options and suitable for diabetic patients as well.
Adaptogens in Maca powder (a superfood from the Peruvian Andes) can help to support a healthy adrenal system by responding to different bodies' needs individually and bringing it into balance. They also exhibit neuro-protective, anti-fatigue and anti-depressive properties. Adaptogens can gradually improve the overall ability of the entire body to take on challenging situations and combat fatigue (physical and mental). It is also suitable for athletes and bodybuilders who are interested in increasing stamina and building muscle mass.