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9 Easy Ways to Boost Your Energy

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9 Easy Ways to Boost Your Energy

Boosting your energy doesn’t have to cost a lot or feel like work. Just by learning a few simple tricks you can have a great impact on your energy for the rest of your life.

1. Start the day out with the juice of one lemon squeezed into pure water. Not only do lemons contain over 20 anti-cancer compounds, they help to quickly restore your body’s pH.  While lemons are acidic, when the juice is metabolized with water, it alkalizes your body to help reduce pain or headaches, improve your energy levels, and optimize your body’s natural enzyme processes.

2.  Eat fresh fruit. Fresh fruit is packed with vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, and of course, enzymes. We tend to deplete our bodies’ own stores of enzymes by overeating and eating primarily cooked or processed foods.  Adding fresh, raw fruit allows your body to divert its own digestive energy to other functions in your body.  When eaten on an empty stomach the fruit passes through your digestive system quickly to provide you with a quick boost of energy.  Don’t overdo on extremely sweet fruit like pineapples or bananas if you’re trying to lose weight.

3.  Snack on raw, soaked nuts and seeds throughout the day. By soaking raw nuts for at least an hour (but preferably overnight) and then draining them, you help to quash enzyme inhibitors found in nuts while increasing the nutrient-content. Soaking them increases their water content and digestibility, helping to make sure your body can assimilate their rich calcium, magnesium, zinc and Omega 3 fatty acid stores. Nuts also make a great snack because they help to keep blood sugar levels stable and that means weight loss, greater energy and balanced moods for you.

4.  Keep a tray of crudités (raw veggie sticks) to snack on or add to your meals. You’ll be far more likely to eat them on a regular basis if they are already cleaned, cut, and ready to go.  Raw veggies are loaded with vitamins, minerals and enzymes.

5.  Eat a large raw salad at a minimum of one meal a day. That doesn’t include iceberg lettuce topped with a starchy tomato. I’m talking about a large green salad, either Romaine, mesclun mix or your favorite greens—just be sure they are actually green. But your salad doesn’t have to be a boring plate of greens. Top with some fresh berries, garlic and ginger crisps, brown rice noodles, salsa, roasted vegetables or raw walnuts. I’ve observed many converts go from salad haters to salad lovers with a little creativity and some delicious recipes.  And greens are among the most nutrient-dense food you can eat so it’s worth the effort.

Keep reading to discover the superfoods that naturally boost energy…

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Michelle Schoffro Cook

Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 15-time book author and doctor of traditional natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and The Phytozyme Cure. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at WorldsHealthiestDiet.com to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.

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2:48PM PDT on Sep 23, 2013

Thanks for sharing!

11:14AM PDT on May 8, 2013

I may try the salad smoothie. I have heard they can be dlish

8:59AM PDT on Mar 11, 2013

Ill try the lemon tomo

10:46AM PST on Mar 8, 2013

Interesting article. Thank you very much for sharing

11:53AM PST on Feb 17, 2013

great tips

3:06AM PST on Feb 7, 2013

Love the way how all of it was plant-based! Yes, great tips, thanks for sharing!

12:21PM PST on Feb 5, 2013

Good tips here!

10:17AM PST on Feb 5, 2013

Good advice, thank you!

1:22PM PST on Feb 4, 2013

thank you for the tips, will def. try some!

12:02PM PST on Feb 3, 2013

Good one thanks for the article x very informative x

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