10 Simple Ways To Help You Boost Your Energy

July 22, 2009

Ever felt like you have a million things to do but that you don’t have the necessary vigor to pull you through the day? If an energy boost is what you need then eating right is the answer to your problems.

Food is the energy source for all of our daily activities and a way to elude and relieve illness without using drugs. Food and water are the basis of survival for any species. As humans, we are presented with a staggering number of options when it comes to food. Not just that, we are armed with the unique ability to monitor our eating habits. Simple changes in our eating habits can go a long way in energy management.

According to Ayurveda and other such holistic health systems, the key to complete physical, mental and social well-being is balance and stability. The same principle applies to food too.

Why should I think before I eat?

Eating the right food enhances the digestive process and energizes the body. In traditional Indian Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine, well-cooked food is considered superior since it keeps dangerous diseases at bay. It also strengthens the body’s resistance to disease since the nutrients from our meals are more easily absorbed through the digestive tract when the food is tender. Our digestive ability or “agni” is important for our immune system and to nourish us. If our digestive system is weak, then toxins or “ama” can accumulate in our body.

Proper food limits and also removes the toxins in our body. If the body faces any difficulties in processing the food, the undigested food is deposited and stored in our tissues. Toxins or “ama” may accumulate as a result of this. These toxins may end up as blockages in our body. As a result, our mind may also suffer from the subsequent discomfort as blockages form in our mind as well.

The magic ingredients to an energetic body

The magic ingredients to a healthy digestion are actually quite rudimentary. We all learnt them when we were children. Yet if these simple guidelines are followed, you will never be short on energy again.

1.    Food should be chewed properly before it is swallowed
2.    One should eat slowly and calmly
3.   One should relax for a few minutes after finishing a meal before leaving the table
4.   A healthy diet must include freshly prepared whole grains, fresh, organic and seasonal fruit and vegetables
5.    Dairy products should be consumed in moderation
6.    Alcohol, caffeine and sugar are best avoided
7.    Although it is not essential, one can drink hot ginger tea to aid digestion
8.    One must make sure that the food one eats is nourishing and warm, even in the summer months
9.    Herbs and spices like ginger, parsley and basil enhance the flavor as well as the nutritional value of the food
10.    One should try and learn as much as possible about nutrition to help in applying this information

Where do I begin?

Think about the troubles you are facing right now and how changing your eating habits could fix those problems. Take the tips that you’ve just learnt and start using one magic ingredient at a time. Where do you want to begin today? Once you start using these magic ingredients, keep building on the list every week and watch your health improve. Before you know it, you will be on the road to better health and will be more energetic than ever before.

Ever felt like you have a million things to do but that you don’t have the necessary vigor to pull you through the day? If an energy boost is what you need then eating right is the answer to your problems.

Food is the energy source for all of our daily activities and a way to elude and relieve illness without using drugs. Food and water are the basis of survival for any species. As humans, we are presented with a staggering number of options when it comes to food. Not just that, we are armed with the unique ability to monitor our eating habits. Simple changes in our eating habits can go a long way in energy management.

According to Ayurveda and other such holistic health systems, the key to complete physical, mental and social well-being is balance and stability. The same principle applies to food too.

Why should I think before I eat?

Eating the right food enhances the digestive process and energizes the body. In traditional Indian Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine, well-cooked food is considered superior since it keeps dangerous diseases at bay. It also strengthens the body’s resistance to disease since the nutrients from our meals are more easily absorbed through the digestive tract when the food is tender. Our digestive ability or “agni” is important for our immune system and to nourish us. If our digestive system is weak, then toxins or “ama” can accumulate in our body.

Proper food limits and also removes the toxins in our body. If the body faces any difficulties in processing the food, the undigested food is deposited and stored in our tissues. Toxins or “ama” may accumulate as a result of this. These toxins may end up as blockages in our body. As a result, our mind may also suffer from the subsequent discomfort as blockages form in our mind as well.

The magic ingredients to an energetic body

The magic ingredients to a healthy digestion are actually quite rudimentary. We all learnt them when we were children. Yet if these simple guidelines are followed, you will never be short on energy again.

  1. Food should be chewed properly before it is swallowed
  2. One should eat slowly and calmly
  3. One should relax for a few minutes after finishing a meal before leaving the table
  4. A healthy diet must include freshly prepared whole grains, fresh, organic and seasonal fruit and vegetables
  5. Dairy products should be consumed in moderation
  6. Alcohol, caffeine and sugar are best avoided
  7. Although it is not essential, one can drink hot ginger tea to aid digestion
  8. One must make sure that the food one eats is nourishing and warm, even in the summer months
  9. Herbs and spices like ginger, parsley and basil enhance the flavor as well as the nutritional value of the food
  10. One should try and learn as much as possible about nutrition to help in applying this information

Where do I begin?

Think about the troubles you are facing right now and how changing your eating habits could fix those problems. Take the tips that you’ve just learnt and start using one magic ingredient at a time. Where do you want to begin today? Once you start using these magic ingredients, keep building on the list every week and watch your health improve. Before you know it, you will be on the road to better health and will be more energetic than ever before.

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