One of the most important things that we want from food is energy (along with taste and satisfaction of course). The bests foods are those that give slow release energy. These types of foods stabilize blood sugar levels and avoid the crash or spike that can make us feel tired and lethargic.
Here’s a list of 5 good ones as recommended on Honestly Healthy’s website:
Quinoa: This protein packed grain delivers slow release energy. Rich in alkalizing minerals such as manganese, magnesium and copper, quinoa is pure gluten-free goodness.
Sweet Potato: Roasted sweet potatoes will satisfy your sweet cravings without the slump. Rich in fibre, Beta-carotene, amino acids and vitamins A, C and B6 they are an excellent source of slow release carbs.
Eggs: When you eat two eggs in the morning you cut the number of calories you consume over the next 36 hours. Isn’t that great? The combination of protein and fat keeps hunger at bay while the vitamins and minerals keep your brain ticking.
Porridge: Pictures of creamy oats are all over Instagram and for good reason. The combination of good fats, carbohydrates, B vitamins and beta-glucans will fire up your immune system and keep you fuller for longer.
Chia Pudding: These fibre rich seeds gel up in your stomach, slowing down the rate your body breaks down carbohydrates. Beauty bonus? Chia seeds contain biotin for bouncier fuller hair.