When your energy levels are low and you’re constantly feeling tired and drained, one of the first places you can make sustainable changes is in your diet. Causes for general fatigue can vary from lack of sleep, dehydration, stress, and not prioritizing self-care. Blood sugar and hormonal imbalances can also cause fatigue. Both can be heavily affected by what we eat. Fatigue can be remedied with adequate diet and nutrition, opting for healthy foods can help nourish our bodies and provide support for sustained energy throughout the day.
So if you’re always tired, consider these superfoods!
Maca root truly is a superfood hero when it comes to battling fatigue. The benefits of Maca Powder range from balancing hormones to elevating energy, athletic performance, stamina, and cognitive function. Maca has been used as a holistic treatment for anemia and chronic fatigue syndrome - both are associated with extreme fatigue. It's an adaptogen; it normalizes the body and keeps the systems in homeostasis - at adequate levels. Maca root is a fantastic source of protein with all of the essential amino acids (the ones the body can't produce on its own)(1) and fiber and contains an abundance of calcium, iron, magnesium, sodium, sulfur, potassium and phosphorous. Maca also contains an assortment of vitamins including C, E, B1 (thiamine) and B2 (riboflavin). B vitamins are crucial to feeling alert and energized throughout the day.
Spirulina is a blue-green algae. It is a microscopic freshwater vegetable that gets its name from its tiny spiral shape. Its abundance of chlorophyll gives it a deep, emerald-green color. Spirulina is a complete protein, and it contains several energy-boosting nutrients including, iron, B-vitamins, and antioxidants. Protein is noteworthy here because it helps to balance energy levels by regulating blood sugar. Spirulina is also rich in iron -- a mineral that is highly beneficial to combat exhaustion because it promotes hemoglobin production, which binds to red blood cells and promotes oxygen circulation. When hemoglobin levels are low the heart is required to work harder for oxygenated blood to circulate. This can lead to fatigue. If you deal with afternoon tiredness, add spirulina to a protein shake!
Cacao, aka “Food of the Gods,” is an ancient superfood that has been revered for centuries by the Aztec and Maya cultures. Raw cacao is crazy nutritious – it is one of the world’s most potent sources of antioxidants. Cacao also contains theobromine that allows a slow release of energy throughout the day for non-jittery natural energy. It can also boost your mood. It's a powerful superfood that also takes your culinary creations to the next levels: smoothies, cookies, chocolate cakes and cheesecakes, hot cacao, you name it!
Cacao & Mushrooms are a delicious adaptogenic blend that's a straight-up delight and includes a cognition complex that’s for anyone who needs to stay on top of their game with a sharp mind and laser-like focus. It’s crafted to give you the edge you need for optimal cognitive performance.
Camu Camu is the king vitamin C. It contains 50 times more vitamin C than an orange. Vitamin C can help support the adrenals - the glands that sit on top of your kidneys. Adequate doses of Vitamin C can help address adrenal fatigue. Ladies, upping your intake of vitamin C can help with fatigue during the luteal phase of your cycle in addition to supporting healthy progesterone levels. Camu Camu is originally derived from small fruits that grow on a shrub in the Amazon rainforest. These little berries have been historically used in Peru to treat everything from gum disease to the common cold. Simply add it to your morning smoothie or a post-workout protein shake.
Matcha is a known energy booster and is roughly 10 times more potent than regular green tea. The process of grinding the whole leaf into a super fine powder yields a higher concentration of nutrients and a stronger flavor profile. The caffeine in Matcha is alkalizing to your body as opposed to acidic. It contains a key amino acid, L-Theanine. It helps balance the caffeine release for slower sustained energy rather than overloading your body with an extreme rush all at once. That rush can cause your heart to race, allowing it to peak then fall, leading to an exhaustive crash. Matcha contains flavonoids, which can help to balance the energetic effects with a feeling of calmness and focus. Drinking a Matcha Green Tea Latte could be just the thing to help you feel more alert and focused throughout the day.
If your metabolism is feeling tired as well, try our new Matcha & Mushrooms. It's for anyone who’d like to give their metabolism a lift. Matcha paired with the balancing maitake mushrooms can help tame the cravings, while maca – a powerful adaptogen, can help provide an even energy release to get you through sleepy mornings and afternoon slumps.
|Matcha & Mushrooms||Cacao & Mushrooms|
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|Organic Cacao Powder||Raw Organic Camu Camu||Organic Matcha Powder|
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