Can Food Really Boost Your Mood
Welcome to Moddose,
We are all about staying younger for longer. And if that means taking supplements every day, so be it.
A couple of weeks ago, I was chewing the fat (talking) with an excellent friend of mine about staying healthy as we get older.
Anyway, we started talking about dealing with low energy and whether food can increase energy levels.
You see, as I’ve got longer in the tooth, I’ve become a bit of a freak when it comes to eating well in an attempt to stay young, healthy and energetic, for as long as possible.
And my friend wanted to know how he could adjust his diet so he, too, could have more energy.
He was sick and tired of not having enough energy to do things he loved to do when he was younger. Feeling like he never had enough sleep. In his own words, “age was taking its grip.”
Here’s what I told him. The short answer is, “Yes,” eating the right foods can help increase your energy levels.
And in fact, it’s straightforward. But, it’s not easy.
Here’s what I mean. To start with, there is so much misinformation out there.
And if you do manage to work out what foods to eat, you may find it a very restrictive diet. So, let me show you a brief overview of the best way to eat so that you can have much more energy.
But, before I go there, let me share something with you.
The Standard American Diet Is Sucking Away Your Energy!
The high amount of sugar and carbs causes your energy to peak and crash after every meal.
And even if you eat a low-fat, high-fiber diet that is widely considered healthy, you will have the same problem because of the high amount of carbs.
So now that we have let the elephant out of the room, what should you eat to keep high levels of energy that last, without the energy spikes and crashes?
Well, as I said, it’s simple, but it may not be easy.
It would help if you stopped eating so many carbs because eating a ketogenic diet will give you an incredible amount of energy.
But What Is A Ketogenic Diet?
Well, that’s the simple part. It’s simply a low-carb diet.
It’s a way of eating that will change your body’s energy source from sugar (blood glucose) to fat (blood ketones).
That means you don’t have low blood sugar energy crashes with eating carbohydrates as your main energy source.
What your diet will look like is a minimal amount of carbs, a moderate amount of protein, and most of your calories come from good, natural fats.
Now, my friend was not really keen on giving up carbs, and you may not want to give them up either.
It’s a big ask. I get it. And it’s not for everyone. So, I suggested that he try a natural herbal supplement for an extra boost in energy called Pine Pollen.
Here are some examples of carbs to avoid.
- Grain – Bread, oatmeal, cereal, crackers, rice, corn.
- Starchy Vegetables – Potatoes, squash, yams.
- Sugary Sweets – Cookies, ice cream, candy, soda.
- Sweet fruits – Bananas, pineapple, mandarins, fruit juice.
- Legumes – Soy and other beans, peanuts.
Here are some examples of protein to eat in moderation.
- Meat – Beef, pork (including bacon mmm), lamb, chicken.
- Fish – Fish with darker flesh is also a good source of healthy fat.
- Eggs – Also a good source of healthy fat.
Whenever possible, it is a good idea to avoid factory-farmed meat and farmed fish. Choose organic, grass-fed, free-range, and wild-caught whenever possible.
Here are some examples of foods with healthy fats.
- Organic, grass-fed, or free-range meat.
- Wild-caught fish like salmon, mackerel, and trout.
- Nuts (Note: peanuts are not nuts, they are legumes).
You see, it’s simple.
But if you find the lack of carbs too difficult, then there are other natural ways to increase your energy.
For example, you can regularly take pine pollen for a great boost in energy.
In fact, I supplement my ketogenic diet with pine pollen every day.
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