Summer is officially here! Are you experiencing energy dip in this blistering heat? Well, with summers, your body needs a boost up and eating the right foods can help you reload with energy.
Shrivelling in the intense heat, struggling in the nauseating pollution and not to forget the ceaseless traffic; your body experiences a lot of dehydration and energy drop. It is invariably important to hydrate yourself during this season by drinking ample water. But at the same time, eating the right foods can help you get the much-needed energy kick. Whether summer or any season, health foods are always the best alternatives to unhealthy junk food. The following is a list of 5 health foods that can help you boost your energy levels in this scorching heat:
Why start your day famished? Opt for a bowl of Muesli with skimmed milk or yoghurt, add slices of fresh fruits and enjoy a hearty breakfast along with getting an instant energy kick. Besides helping boost energy, Mueslis also aid in weight management. It is rich in fibre and protein and has zero cholesterol, making it good for your heart too. A healthy blend of rolled oats, corn flakes, wheat flakes and fruit crushes; it is definitely healthier than other sugary cereals.
Detoxifying is essential to survive in the baking heat. Why not purify yourself every morning with a glass of lemonade adding a dash of honey? Known as the honey of a thousand flowers, Multifloral Honey is the purest, most distinct and healthiest form of honey available when compared to processed sugar. A truly remarkable substance, it is a blend of sugar, trace enzymes, minerals, vitamins and amino acids that help boost immunity, stimulate metabolism and is a good source of energy. It is also cholesterol-free and sodium-free. Add a dash of Multifloral Honey to your tea, bread, desserts and mueslis!
A handful of nuts, seeds and dried fruits is an all-time best munching option. Trail Mix comes packed with a combination of almonds, cashew nuts, peanuts, melon seeds, watermelon seeds, green raisin, black raisin, dried papaya fruit and dried pineapple fruit. Laden with high protein and dietary fibre it gives you an instant energy boost and helps you get going to the gusto.
One of the richest natural sources of protein, Spirulina is a complete food for the body. It contains essential fatty acids along with vitamins, minerals as well as antioxidants. It builds immunity, helps protect eyesight and also fights stress. So pop one or two Spirulina every day and get an energy boost that keeps you going throughout the day.
Granola Bars are the ultimate energy snack bars. A delicious mix of various healthy ingredients, Granola Bars are packed with a variety of nutrients. These intensely flavoured bars are the perfect pre-workout snack that will energize you to go that extra mile in the gym.
(Dolly Kumar is Founder & Director at GAIA)