Energy and hydration
Do you find you're running out of steam by the end of the day and are struggling to make the gym? Are you struggling to keep you eyes open while at work? Diet does play a role in your energy levels, and here are a few nutritional tips to help keep you going strong all day.
The first question is How much fluid are you taking each day?" Adequate hydration has a large impact on energy levels. We all know thirst is a signal that we need more fluid, and for those who ignore that signal, it can lead to impaired physical performance, increased effort for physical work, nausea and difficulty concentrating. Further dehydration can lead to much more serious complications.
The Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI) indicate that men should consume an average of three litres or 12 cups of fluid daily in order to stay well hydrated, whereas women who consume an average of 2.2 litres or about nine cups of fluid from beverages daily are generally well hydrated. The main thing is to make sure you are getting enough to satisfy your body's needs, to keep you energized. Fitness Water & Pure Energy are ideal products to keep you hydrated
2. Regular meals
Meal timing is another important factor in regard to energy levels. People often skip meals, and wonder why they are tired in the afternoon. Skipping meals can cause swings in blood sugar levels, often resulting in fatigue. You should eat at least three meals each day, although 4-6 small meals spread three to four hours apart can also help you fight fatigue.
We all know that protein is important for immunity and minimizing the loss of muscle mass, however it also helps prevent major fluctuations in blood glucose levels after eating foods high in carbohydrate. Additionally, protein blocks the action of serotonin, a chemical messenger that induces feelings of calmness and fatigue.
Eat two to three servings of protein daily. Protein is in a variety of foods including lean meat, fish, poultry, nuts, seeds, lentils, low-fat yogurt, peanuts, reduced-fat cheese, hummus and even pasta or include a Whey Better shake.