A couple of weeks ago I was chewing the fat (talking) with a very good friend of mine about staying healthy as we get older.
Anyway, we started talking about how to deal with low energy and whether food can be used to 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 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 very simple. 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 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 which is widely considered to be 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, like I said, it’s simple, but it may not be easy.
You need to stop 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).
What that means is you don’t have low blood sugar energy crashes that come with eating carbohydrates as your main energy source.
What your diet will look like, is a very small 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 that I use for an extra boost in energy called Pine Pollen.
It’s another natural way to really help increase your energy and vitality.
Thanks for reading