3 Tips For Quick Energy
If and when you do go through a period in your life when the demands on your life go up and consequently your energy takes a subsequent dip, you can save this article to help you tackle this ‘busy’ period in healthy style.
Let’s face it, the healthier we keep ourselves, the more we’re able to cope and enjoy the journey, so here are three quick tips for you!
1). GIVE YOUR LIVER SOME NEEDED SUPPORT
You want your liver on your side during any stressful times since it is the master detox organ and ensures toxins and stress are handled in the most efficient of ways, but it needs the right building blocks in order to do this, otherwise, you’ll feel it in the way of low energy, skin breakouts, tired, irritable and sluggish.
Dropping the caffeine and alcohol is a first step – though I know it’s not the most fun as when we’re stressed, they can be such an immediate pick-me-up and exactly what we want to gravitate towards.
Switch these beverages for herbal teas or still/sparkling water with fresh lime juice which will simultaneously hydrate your body whilst reducing the liver load. Caffeine and alcohol both must be processed by the liver = less energy for it to do other tasks.
Glutathione is so important for humans, it is known as the “master antioxidant.” It is called this, because it is the most abundant antioxidant in the body and it can regenerate itself in the liver.
Glutathione is found in asparagus, avocado, spinach, broccoli, and some supplements so make sure you dine on these foods – I like them in smoothies as it’s the quickest way to get them into your body and they’re so delicious and speedy to make.
The body needs key building blocks (nutrients) to manufacture glutathione. Eating these building blocks, namely selenium, vitamin E, cruciferous vegetables, alpha-lipoic acid, milk thistle, and N-acetyl cysteine can increase the body’s production of glutathione.
2). UP YOUR VITAMIN C-RICH FOODS
Vitamin C will ensure your immune system is working at full throttle, the trouble is it’s not a vitamin that can be stored in the body so it’s important to top it up throughout the day.
Great sources include:
- Oranges and other citrus fruits
3). TELL PEOPLE YOU HAVE A LOT GOING ON AND ASK FOR THEIR HELP
You’re not looking for a heroic medal, and nobody ever got to the end of their life and thought to themselves, “I wish I did more in my life”!
Doing things by yourself is never as fun as finding a team of people who have your back. It’s unnecessarily stressful. Your friends and family are there to support you so be honest with them, tell them you’d really appreciate their help right now in whatever way they can, even if it’s just to act as a sounding board and you run through your plans with them and your to do list – you’ll be amazed at how many people come to your rescue.
All my very best,