The Fast and the Foody: 5 foods to keep you moving through the upcoming Christmas period


5 foods to keep you moving

Everyone needs food to survive, some people see food as their only thing in life but one thing we can agree on is that food has its benefits. Some foods have different benefits compared to others and we are going to take you through some of the best foods to keep you moving through the Christmas period. No one wants to be lazy throughout the December holidays, let’s ensure that you have the energy to get up and enjoy this festive period.

Bananas

Bananas

Bananas are one of the best foods for energy because of their carbohydrates, potassium and vitamin B6. All these nutrients boost energy levels in your body and lower fatigue making bananas one of the best foods to eat before an energetic day.

Having a banana daily can help prevent asthma, cancer, high blood pressure and other digestive problems. The nutrient filled fruit is grown in most countries around the globe. If you don’t usually eat fruits, it’s a good idea to start with a banana a day.

Fish

Fish

Fish such as salmon and tuna are a good source of protein, B vitamins and fatty acids which are a good inclusion in someone’s diet. They provide omega 3 acids which reduce inflammation in the body and because that is a common cause of fatigue, this fatty fish is sure to fire up your energy. It is recommended to have fish at least twice a week. The omega-3 fatty acids present in fish can benefit both the heart and brain. If you have access to fresh fish, you can even have fish daily as it’s not harmful for your health.

Eggs

Eggs

Eggs are tasty and with that taste comes fuel for you to tackle your day. With protein packed inside, it gives you a sustained energy source that does not raise your blood pressure and leucine is the most prominent amino acid in eggs and increases the breakdown of fat meaning more energy is produced.

Dark Chocolate

Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate has a higher cocoa content than regular or milk chocolate and it includes health benefits such as increasing blood flow through the body. Increased blood flow allows easier delivery of oxygen to the brain and muscles improving responsiveness and their functions. It also aids in the reduction of mental fatigue and with caffeine in it, enhances overall energy to keep you moving.

Goji Berries

Goji Berries

Goji Berries have grown in popularity for their rich fiber and easy to enjoy mixed in smoothies, sauces and yoghurt or even just raw. Goji berry juice provides antioxidant protection, assists with mental performance, alertness and aids in the reduction of fatigue.

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