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August 24, 2010

5 Foods that boost your energy

During a summer heat wave it becomes harder and harder to feel energized.  After a long hot day most of us just feel like slouching on the couch or having a nap.  Here are some foods that will promote energy production,help you retain  more energy, and leave you feeling rejuvenated.

1. Oatmeal – The fiber in oatmeal helps you to get a long stream of energy.  This is a healthy food because it makes digestion easier on your body and also stabilizes your blood sugar levels.  The complex carbohydrates in oats are not like the simple carbohydrates that turn into fat and make you feel drowsy.  Instead they are absorbed more slowly into the body therefore stabilize blood sugar levels and provide you with lasting energy.  Oats contain vitamin B which helps to transform carbohydrates into energy that your body can use.

2. Nuts – Nuts like peanuts and almonds are packed with protein that gives you lasting energy.  Snack on almonds during the 2pm slump and add peanut butter to your oatmeal for optimum energy.

3. Water – It’s not a food, but it’s the most important item on this list.  Without water, your body can’t even generate energy.  Water allows your body to digest, transport, and absorb nutrients.  If you are dehydrated, your body cells can’t function to efficiently receive nutrients. This leads to fatigue.  Try to drink as much water a day as you can to keep yourself hydrated and energized.

4. Pineapple – The fructose in pineapple breaks down quickly for an instant energy boost while the fiber slows down digestion and gives you long lasting energy.  In addition the manganese and thiamin are both crucial to energy production and the vitamin B6 helps the body create the hormone serotonin that boosts your mood! Pineapple can also prevent dehydration – a main cause of fatigue in most individuals

5. Yogurt – Yogurt will give you an immediate boost of energy because it is easily and quickly absorbed into the body.  The high protein levels in yogurt ensure that it will give you long lasting energy. Yogurt is full of calcium, protein, zinc, vitamin B2, vitamin B12, phosphorus, tryptophan, and molybdenum.

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April 12, 2010

Benefits of Eating Oatmeal for Breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It provides us with necessary energy. However, approximately 40% of American’s choose not to eat breakfast. Some skip breakfast because they believe it will help them lose weight, others “don’t have time,” and some are just lazy. For all these reasons and more, oatmeal would be a perfect, healthy breakfast choice.

Lose Weight

A much better alternative to skipping out on Breakfast would be to eat oatmeal. Oatmeal has the ability to make you feel full for a long period of time by slowing down digestion. This occurs because of a soluble fibre contained in oats that is able to absorb a large quantity of water. As well, oatmeal has a relatively low fat content.

Lower Your Cholesterol

Eating oatmeal can lower you cholesterol significantly. The soluble fibre in oats gets rid of LDL (low-density lipoprotein) which is essentially “bad cholesterol.” Having high levels of LDL can trigger more severe medical problems such as heart disease.

Control High Blood Sugar
People with diabetes can greatly benefit from eating oatmeal. The soluble fibre in oatmeal basically controls blood sugar.

One-Minute Meal
Oatmeal is very easy to make and requires almost no energy or skill. Instant oatmeal is easily accessible as it is available in all supermarkets. Even regular oatmeal takes less than 10 minutes to cook. Thus, not having enough time to eat is no longer a valid excuse. You can’t even brush your teeth in the time it takes to cook oatmeal- a minute!

A Balanced Diet
Eating oatmeal contributes to achieving a more balanced diet because it contains many essential vitamins and minerals. It is also a good source of iron.

Some people do not like the taste of oatmeal and find it to be very bland and boring. There are many ways to liven this dish. Almost anything you can think of can be paired with oatmeal to give it that extra boost of flavour. For example, you could top off oatmeal with some fruit or berries, and some nuts such as walnuts or almonds.

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