What are the best ways to have more energy?
Move first thing in the morning, either use a skipping rope, bounce on a rebounder or do some burpees for just 5 minutes. Not only will it support your immunity, it will also wake you up and have you feeling great from the inside out! Then fuel your activity throughout the day with healthy, nutritious foods.
What are some healthy energy boosting foods?
When looking for healthy snacks, always make sure you read the ingredients on the label. In the graze kitchen our mission is to keep ingredients as simple and as close to nature as possible, as these tend to be the most nutrient dense.
Another section of the label to watch for is the nutrition information - look for snacks with vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and essential fats. Our bodies need more than macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates and fat) to produce energy. They also need micronutrients like vitamin C, phosphorus, manganese, magnesium, iron and copper. These vitamins and minerals contribute to an energy yielding metabolism and help reduce tiredness and fatigue.
How should adults and kids snack differently?
The main difference should be portion sizes which should be down-sized for kids compared to adult portion sizes. Kids on the whole tend to be a lot more active compared to adults so the carbohydrate content can be more generous, compared to adults who lead a more sedentary lifestyle. Dried fruit, crackers etc. could feature far more in a kids snacking menu compared to adults who, depending on their level of exercise, would be better sticking to protein, healthy fats and lower sugar snacks. Read more.