One of the leading causes of low energy happens to be a poor diet. When a person’s diet lacks key nutrients, it makes it difficult for the body to get up and go.
Too often, rather than improving their diet, people attempt to compensate for low energy with caffeine; however, low energy is not the result of a caffeine deficiency.
On the contrary, low energy will tend to occur as a result of other dietary factors that should be considered before grabbing that next over-caffeinated energy drink.
Sugar Versus Dietary Fat
The body obtains energy in two major ways. Either it uses sugar to fuel the cells of the body, or, it uses fat.
Diets that tend to rely on sugar as an energy source will experience quick spikes in energy followed by an eventual rapid drop in energy.
On the other hand, because saturated fats burn slower than sugar as a fuel source, fats tend to provide the body with a more even flow of energy throughout the day without the rapid energy crash.
Because fats provide a slower burning fuel source, people eating saturated fats and lowering their sugar intake find that they are not as hungry all the time either.
Additionally, fats provide 9-calories of energy, which is more than double the energy of carbohydrates.
It is a common practice for people to take vitamin B-12 as a dietary supplement or by injections to improve their energy levels. What is perhaps not so commonly known is that not all forms of B-12 are good at delivering a solid punch.
The methylcobalamin form of B-12 is perhaps the best form to take when attempting to augment one’s energy. What is even more revealing is that all the B-vitamins, not just B-12, play a role in aiding the body’s energy production.
Because of poor diets, many who suffer from fatigue today simply lack sufficient reserves of key B-vitamins.
Another key nutrient responsible for improving energy levels is Iron. Being an essential component for the production of hemoglobin in red blood cells, iron makes it possible for these cells to transport oxygen to body tissue.
Once transported, the oxygen is capable of aiding in the breakdown of food into energy.
Coq-10 is an enzyme that many people’s bodies are starving to obtain from today’s nutrient deficient diets. As people age, their coq-10 levels drop.
Known in many circles as the spark of life, coq-10 is an essential enzyme that aids in the functioning of the mitochondria of each cell. The mitochondria are responsible for how well a person’s cells produce energy.
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Maintaining dietary factors that result in high energy production is a balancing act that is impaired in most people’s diets today. By simply introducing nutrients that are missing from the diet, people often feel their energy levels increase with time. For more information, contact Innovative Medicine today.