Check your thyroid
|It certainly won’t provide an instant boost. But if you’re constantly low on energy — especially if you feel sluggish even after a good night’s rest — Heller says you should talk to your doctor about a blood test for thyroid dysfunction as well as anemia.
“Thyroid can be a particular problem for women — it often develops after childbirth and frequently during the perimenopause — but a simple blood test can verify if this is your problem,” says Heller. If you’re diagnosed with low thyroid function, medication can bring your body back up to speed.
In anemia, says Heller, a reduction in red blood cells can mean your body isn’t getting the level of oxygen necessary to sustain energy. So, you tire easily.
“This can sometimes occur during a woman’s reproductive years, particularly if she has a very heavy menstrual cycle,” says Heller.
Fast-Paced, High-Intensity Lifting
From Men’s Fitness
|“When you use weights at an extremely rapid pace, it will not only improve your strength, but also carry over to improve your endurance activity,” says Torres. “It’s one of the best ways to ignite your metabolism. When people do an excessive amount of endurance-only training, they actually slow down their metabolism because it starts to eat away at your muscle tissue.”|
Eat Magnesium-Rich Foods
|Even a slight magnesium deficiency can affect your stamina and energy level. Magnesium plays a key role in breaking down glucose into energy.
So, when your energy level is low, include more magnesium-rich foods in your diet. The recommended daily intake of magnesium is about 350 milligrams for men and 300 milligrams for women.
Dark leafy greens, nuts, seeds, fish, soybeans, avocado, bananas and dark chocolate are some good sources of magnesium.
You can also take magnesium supplements, but only after consulting your doctor.
Remove Energy-Sappers From Your Diet
|There are some foods that zap the energy right out of your system. These are:
· Excess sugar – Too much sugar can cause fluctuations in blood sugar levels, which in turn, can result in crashing energy levels. Reduce your refined sugar intake. Be wary of low-fat foods, many of which actually have high fructose corn syrup to make the food more palatable.
· Insufficient protein – Insufficient protein is a common cause for feeling drained and worn out. Snack on some nuts and almonds to compensate for the lack of protein.
· Excessive coffee – Coffee might initially give you more energy and raise stress hormones, but if you drink too much coffee, it could burn you out. One cup a day is all you should indulge in.
· Not enough water – Water is an energy-boosting drink. Not drinking enough water is one of the most common reasons for low energy.
The active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin. Curcumin has so many health benefits we can’t list them all here, but one of the things this spice can do is to stop inflammation in the body, which can diminish energy levels. Turmeric also reduces recovery time while increasing endurance. It can even improve muscle repair after a hard and heavy workout. You can add turmeric to your cooking or mix it in your vegetable juice. Alternately, you can add one teaspoon of turmeric powder to one glass of nearly boiling milk. Cover and for five minutes, and cool. Sweeten with a bit of honey if you like, and drink this once each day.
|A powdered green tea from Japan, matcha is actually better than regular types of green tea. It contains five times the amount of the amino acid l-theanine, which promotes a relaxed, yet focused mental state. Although matcha contains caffeine (like all green teas), there is enough l-theanine to cut the jitters. The result: Intense focus and high energy without the nervous ticks. Though coffee may have some health benefits, green tea has more antioxidants to help fend off disease and protect against oxidative stress. Whisk half a teaspoon into 6-8 ounces of hot water for tea or in steamed milk for a latte.|
|Beetroot can increase the oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood and has also been found to reduce the amount of oxygen that muscles require in order to function optimally.
This means you can benefit from an increase in energy and stamina. A study conducted at the Exeter University in England found that after cyclists consumed half a liter of organic beetroot for 6 days, they were able to cycle for longer periods. The same athletes were also subjected to a placebo for the same number of days. Their fitness tests after the 6 days did not reflect an improvement in their performance.
Cordyceps (Cordyceps sinensis)
|Traditional healers in Sikkim recommend the fungus/mushroom Cordyceps sinensis for “all illnesses” as a tonic, because they claim that it improves energy, appetite, stamina, libido, endurance, and sleeping patterns. It is a rare combination of a caterpillar and fungus found in Sikkim at altitudes above 3,800 m. The mushroom is most popular in the Lachung and Lachen area of North Sikkim and has the reputation of being a precious longevity-promoting herb….
Scientific proof of the effects of the Cordyceps mushroom seem to be quite promising and coincide with folk practices of Sikkim and other parts of India, China, Nepal and Bhutan.
From Times Of India
|Quinoa (Bathua) was declared to be a sacred grain by the Inca Empire and was fed to the warriors so that they could get energy! It contains eight essential amino acids, vitamins, minerals and fibre. It gives instant energy and keeps you active. It’s easy to cook and can be cooked like rice in only 10 minutes.|
|The pickle juice replenishes the electrolyte and essential salt losses during strenuous activity and perspiration. The electrolytes in the pickle juice come from the cucumber (gherkins), the salt, and the fermentation process because the pickle also has other minerals such as magnesium and potassium. Also it hydrates and avoids muscle cramping.|
|Rhodiola has a great influence on your energy levels. A group of medical students who were supplemented with rhodiola during their exams showed significant improvement in performance and concentration compared to students who were not given this herb. In addition, they also showed signs of improved sleep, better mood and overall well-being.
Rhodiola not only fights fatigue, but increases your attention span, improves memory and is also beneficial for people with ADD. Additionally, according to scientific research, rhodiola also enhances immunity, sexual energy and eases depression.
|Maca root enhances endocrine function. The endocrine system includes all of the glands in the body and the hormones they secrete. These hormones control things like fertility, digestion, brain and nervous system physiology and energy levels.
Maca root is also an adaptogen that helps the body cope with internal and external stress. It increases the body’s ability to defend against physical and mental weakening.
Because maca root helps to increase energy and stamina, it has proved a good alternative to anabolic steroids.
Red maca is specifically good for prostate protection and bone support.
Focus on Nutrient-Dense Food
|To increase your stamina, energy, and strength, focus on super nutrient-dense foods. This includes proteins like beans, hemp seeds, lentils, quinoa, green peas, leafy greens, broccoli and some superfoods like chia and spirulina. Next, focus on foods that have high amounts of iron like hemp, cacao, beans, legumes, leafy greens and chia seeds. Healthy fats should come from olives, nuts, seeds, avocados and coconut, which all offer better benefits than animal-based sources. Don’t forget complex carbs from root vegetables, berries, apples, bananas, nuts, seeds, beans and legumes, and then be sure to get plenty of anti-inflammatory sources of vitamins and minerals from leafy greens, green vegetables, herbs, spices and superfoods. All of these foods give your body prime sources of energy because they’re like immediate nourishment to your cells. Enjoy them often and be sure to add them to each meal.|
|Reaching our full physical potential is all about creating a healthy and balanced inner ecosystem, and that begins with our gut environment. The human body is mostly microbial, with all kinds of different bacterial colonies working together to support our lives and keep us healthy. This microbial world within our body (aka the microbiome) must be balanced with an abundance of good bacteria for us to function at an optimal level.
Unfortunately, many foods commonly associated with the typical Western diet—such as caffeinated beverages and processed or sugary snacks—are harmful to the good bacteria in our body. Research shows that our diet changes our microbiome incredibly quickly, which could mean that those sports drinks and energy supplements really aren’t doing us, or our microbes, any favors in the long-term.
Other bacteria-depleting culprits—like stress, not enough time outside, antibiotics both as medicine and in our food supply, the overuse of antibacterial products, and hidden contaminants in foods—can also wreak havoc on our delicate microbiome.
The good news is that you can achieve naturally increased strength and energy levels by eating a healthy, whole foods-based diet and making sure that you’re getting plenty of healthy bacteria into your gut.
Do The Master Cleanse
|It’s common to pass pounds of waste in just 10 days on the Master Cleanse, and not the normal kind of waste. It’s often black as tar — The hardened phlegm and mucus comes out like long chunks of rubber — The waste comes out holding the shape of the inside of your intestine because it’s been inside you for years.
It’s also common to pass marble sized gallstones which are green and yellow balls of hardened cholesterol that can block the bile ducts from the liver to the small intestine which can be fatal if you don’t remove them.
How can you live with all this sickening waste clogging up your body?
I know it’s gross, but as you begin to expel this waste you’ll feel absolutely amazing. Your body will hum with a lightness and renewed energy that you can’t get from drugs, exercise, supplements, or any colon cleansing kit.