Summer is almost at an end and most in the U.S. are still experiencing a heat wave. For many of us our energies are running at an all time low; this is not unusual! The hotter it gets, the less energy you have. How can you increase the energy you need for enduring days such as these? Nutrition and supplementation!
If you are not eating properly your energy will wane. There is hope! Eating the right kind of foods plus adding the right supplements can contribute to improving your energy levels in the hottest days.
Let’s take a look at some of the ways you may be depleting your natural energy without even realizing it. First try to identify what may be compounding the issue.
Some causes of fatigue or lack of energy can be physiological (low thyroid or hormone levels), emotional (stress & anxiety) or lifestyle (not enough exercise or quality sleep).
Nutritionists suggest eating the “right” kind of foods for optimum energy. What kind of foods are you eating and what exactly are the “wrong” kinds of foods?
The following “simple sugar/carbohydrates” are considered bad or unhealthy for us:
- Baked goods
- Candy bars
- High sugar fruit drinks
- White flour
But they taste so good! These types of foods are loaded with simple sugars and upon ingestion are directly absorbed into your body. Unlike other kinds of carbohydrates, they don’t need your body to break them down during digestion. When you eat foods loaded with these simple sugars/carbs they enter into your bloodstream quickly, increase your blood sugar and cause a quick energy boost, but just as quickly they decrease and often leave you feeling more drained than before.
When this happens, many think, “I need Caffeine.” Think again, although it is an effective short-term solution, it can also have a negative rebound effect. What can you do? Work on slowly eliminating the “simple sugar/carb” type foods from your diet and eventually you will begin to notice your natural energy levels return.
Did you know that carbohydrates can alter the level of serotonin in your brain and bring on feelings of relaxation and a sense of calm? When you eat a meal full of “simple sugar” carbohydrates you may feel so relaxed it’s hard to overcome the temptation to take a little nap. If you really want to stay alert, forgo “simple sugar” carbohydrates and use this easy trick —Eat Protein!
Protein is an essential component of the diet. It provides amino acids needed by our bodies to function properly. During digestion protein is broken down into its amino-acid building blocks. One amino acid, tyrosine, increases the production of the chemicals that are also released when you are under acute mental or physical stress and are well known for their ability to increase levels of alertness and energy levels.
Which foods provide the best protein?
Here’s the short list:
To help reduce the heat of summer there are various herbs known as refrigerants or cooling herbs. Here’s a list of herbs known to cool the body and reduce body heat externally by evaporation and or by inducing perspiration:
|Basil||Grape seed extract||Sweet orange|
|Burdock||Hibiscus||Sesame seed oil|
How about herbal supplements? The addition of adaptogens as energy boosting supplements to a “proper diet” could also give you the energy you’re craving as well. While there are many herbal supplements on the market promising increased & sustainable energy, in reality most contain a caffeine derivative such as green tea or guarana which may bring you to a crash situation just like caffeine and if prolonged, fatigued adrenals.
Dr. Israel Brekhman was a renowned Soviet scientist and recognized world authority on adaptogens. He was the visionary who, with a team of 1200 biologists and physicians, analyzed and investigated adaptogens in one of the most massive programs of human testing in scientific history. They produced thousands of clinical studies, definitively validating the safety and benefits of adaptogens.
Adaptogens naturally release your own energy, vitality and strength which can help you feel your very best all the times. This is extremely important for anyone who deals with stress on a regular basis. As we all know stress not only affects the body, but works its way deep down to the cellular level where it chokes and starves cells of their natural energy. You may not even realize its happening until it’s too late. Stress also reduces the efficiency and vitality of the cell itself, no matter what body system it belongs to.
So why not consider adaptogens. There is a proven winner with over 45 years of clinical studies, Rhodiola rosea. Rhodiola rosea helps adjust all your neurotransmitter so that correct chemical out put can occur for up to 6 or more hours. Positive changes in each cell can mean healthier functioning organs and overall body system as well. Adaptogens, such as Rhodiola rosea work with your body to help because they support the bodies own self regulatory defense systems.
What products carry this incredible adaptogen?
Rosavin™, Rosavin Plus®, ClearMind® and EZ Energy® all contain the original water extracted freeze dried Rhodiola rosea harvested in Siberia and have been used in case study here in the U. S. The pure Rhodiola rosea found in these products is known to produce increased stamina, mental performance and help for men with E.D. Early on in history it was given to newlyweds to help promote desire & family production, however; the older European populations drank teas produced from this herb for greater mental cognizance and endurance. The centurion populations from Russia say that if you drink Rhodiola tea you’ll live for more than 100 years. I’m hoping that’s really true and glad I have it in my daily supplement regime.
If you’re looking for more than a good increase in stamina for working out or just starting a new exercise routine, then here’s the secret herbal formula containing Russian Rhodiola rosea and other adaptogens that few people know about! It’s EZ Energy®. This new supplement containing only the highest potency extracts has been used by Russian Olympians. EZ Energy® follows the foot path of an earlier product which also has over 45 years of clinical studies in Europe. Rhaponticum, one of the ingredients in EZ Energy® is also reported to help convert fat to muscle mass up to 20 times faster than working out alone. It’s great for men & women and it can go anywhere you go without losing potency.
The ingredients found in EZ Energy® are:
- Rhaponticum carthamoides 5% ecdysterone
- Rhodiola rosea-3%
- Schizandra extract-2%
- Aralia mandshurica extract-5%
- Panax Asian Meyer Ginseng
EZ Energy ® won’t speed up your heart. You may want to use this supplement when you really want to perform your best. Please remember to eat the proper foods, drink plenty of water take an adaptogen product. We know you’ll be happy with the out come.
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To your health,
- Good Carbs verses Bad CarbsA Practical Guide to Carbohydrates and Fitness
- The Truth About Carbohydrates
- Rhodiola rosea: A Phytomedicinal Overview
- The Beautiful Side of Rhododendron
- Freeze Dried vs. Spray Dried Rhodiola rosea
- Refrigerant/ Cooling Herbs