We hope this post will make you want to incorporate some of our suggestions – even if it’s just one or two.
1. Eat for energy
Not surprisingly food has a big impact on your energy levels. Wolf your food down and you are likely to have a sugar dip and feel sleepy. It’s the same when you eat high sugar or carbohydrate dense foods. Eating foods with a low glycaemic index — whose sugars are absorbed slowly — may help you avoid the lag in energy that typically occurs after eating quickly absorbed sugars or refined starches (cakes, chocolate, white bread, biscuits, etc). Foods with a low glycaemic index include proteins, high-fibre vegetables, nuts and seeds, and healthy oils such as olive oil. In general, high-carbohydrate foods have the highest glycaemic indexes, with white bread scoring just as high as sugar! Proteins from meat, eggs and fish, as well as fats, have glycaemic indexes that are close to zero. The internet is full of information about the glycaemic index of foods. Here’s a guide: