One of the best things I ever did was add superfoods to my diet, and I would like to share with you my favorite superfoods to increase your energy levels so you can get in on the benefits as well. Superfoods are not just a money-making scheme like some may think. What makes a superfood so great? For starters, superfoods are potent foods that are from all parts of the world, and aren’t available to grow in our own backyards here in America. Secondly, these rare foods are so dense in nutrition, you only need minuscule amounts to make a huge difference in your health. Almost all known superfoods are known to give you an energy boost, but certain ones are a little more powerful than others. Since some of these superfoods are conveniently found in a powder form, they can easily be added to anything you choose. My favorite way to use these superfoods to increase your energy is to put them in a smoothie! This isn’t only a delicious way to use them, but also a creative one. Though they can seem pricey, most containers last around 3 months each since you only need 1/2 – 1 tsp. per day. Start using these superfoods to increase your energy and you’ll feel like a new person in no time without needing 3 cups of coffee each day!
Maca is probably one of my top three favorite superfoods to increase your energy. I use this in my smoothies and even in hot beverages like tea and coffee since it lends a great caramel flavor. Maca is actually a root that originates in Peru. Since it doesn’t grow in all climates, it is dried and powdered to be exported in the rest of the world to use. Maca is incredibly powerful for balancing hormones and is beneficial to women for relief of PMS symptoms and anxiety, and also low libido. Maca is also a great adaptogen that helps decrease stress levels, enhance strength, stamina and libido as well as providing great energy and endurance. It works with the rhythms and needs of your own body. Maca is rich is calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, vitamins B1, B2, C, E and iron. It contains lots of trace minerals like zinc and selenium. It is great for fatigue, depression and malnutrition. I like to buy raw maca powder, but many find that the gelatinized versions digest easier.