Energy for the Extra Mile
July 16, 2020
Getting through the day can be draining and when you are lacking the energy, you feel tired and become less productive too. Your food consumption – quantity and type – plays a major role in giving you the necessary energy to get through your day. All food essentially gives you energy but there are those that provide higher levels of energy, giving you that much needed energy boost.
For someone with an active lifestyle – think gym junkies or outdoor activities enthusiast – protein would be a very important element in the diet as it essentially gives you the energy that your body require. It provides your body with the delivery of slow-burning, sustainable fuel, and helps to build and repair your body, while maintaining muscle mass. (https://www.thatsfarming.com/news/benefits-lamb-diet-19)
Besides the energy boost, lamb contains a rich amount of vitamins (B12 and B6) and minerals (iron, phosphorus, zinc), which ultimately helps in different aspects such as brain function, transportation of oxygen to the body, and heart disease prevention.
Lastly, it is an incredibly tasty meat when done right and now that you are more aware of its benefits, head over to your nearest Village Grocer and help yourself to some fresh cuts. Check out this Lamb Bulgogi recipe to make your meal more interesting!
Sweet Potato is another good source of energy and is a suitable option for our vegan and vegetarian friends. Our muscles require the necessary carbohydrates for energy and medium-sized sweet potato contains about 24g! (Farm Fresh Direct)
Surprise, Surprise! It’s also a good source for Vitamin C and manganese, which helps growth, development, and metabolism.
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Who doesn’t like avocados? Avo on toasts, avo coffee(!), avo salad, guacamole… the list goes on. What’s great about avocados is that they are also a great source of energy. The fibre in avocados accounts for 80% of their carbohydrate content, which can help maintain steady energy levels. It also has a good amount of healthy fats which helps to promote optimal blood fat levels and enhance the absorption of nutrients. They can also be stored in the body and used as energy sources. (Healthline)
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For more energy boosting foods that would cater to your taste, head over to Village Grocer to see what we have available during our Health and Wellness Fair, happening from 16th July to 9th August. To know more, visit the Health and Wellness Fair page.