3 tips for quick energy

Jun 15, 2018

With lots of health and fitness projects on the go, juggling summer, unpacking, long distance travel and work, life is feeling pretty busy right now and my body is feeling somewhat z z Z!

I’m not sure if you’re in this same place as me energy-wise, but if and when you do go through a patch of life when things are slightly manic, you can save this email to help you tackle ‘busy’ 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 CONTINUED LOVE

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 it up for herbal teas, sparkling water and lime and hydrate your body whilst reduce liver loaders since 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:

Cantaloupe

Grapefruit

Honeydew

Kiwi

Mango

Oranges and other citrus fruits

Strawberries

Watermelon

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.

 

We’re Jess & Tom! A husband and wife team, sharing workouts & nutrition made simple from our island home in Menorca. Our mission? To help people get and stay in shape, and enjoy the journey along the way. We love to travel, hike & bring together inspiring people.

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