Feeding for energy

Fruits feedingUnhealthy diet leads to a lack of energy, constant fatigue and accumulation of toxins. Other factors that lower energy are: dehydration, overeating, irregular meals, caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, stress and sleepless. Our body needs foods that accelerate metabolism and maintain steady, as blood sugar and energy. By adding a full sleep and increased physical activity, you will immediately regain its vitality. At the beginning fitness will make you tired, but will gradually start to feel more energetic because of the flow of endorphins which are released from the body during exercise. Although energy is obtained also from proteins and fats, the majority coming from carbohydrates. They are more easily converted into glucose – the fuel used for energy. But no sense just to increase carbohydrates to increase your energy, as this will affect blood sugar levels. Eat at regular intervals, combining protein with carbohydrates and fats at every meal. This will maintain stable blood sugar by slowing the digestive process, will allow your body to “burn” carbohydrates as fuel and to procure the necessary substances from other foods. The pace at which carbohydrate foods release glucose in blood is measured by glycemic index (GI) and influences the level of energy. Glycemic index classification of foods high hydrate from 0 to 100. The higher is the GI, the faster your blood sugar rises. Foods with low GI (cereals – brown rice, oats, rye, whole grains, legumes, yogurt, raw fruits and vegetables) released its sugars more slowly and have to draw a large part of our diet. With high GI foods are low in fiber, processed sugar products, which consist of highly digestible sugars – candy, chocolate, biscuits, honey, sweetened cornflakes, dried fruit, white bread and white rice.
Eating high GI foods can quickly meet with too much blood sugar and lead to uncomfortable lick. The body begins to release more insulin to counteract high blood sugar level. This response can bring down blood sugar too low. Alternating low and high levels of glucose, called reactive hypoglycemia, influences the level of energy. So the best way to soften the effects of high GI foods on blood sugar is to combine them with proteins. Iron deficiency in the diet can lead to lack of energy. The best sources of iron are red meat, liver and eggs, since they are most easily digested.

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