Eating healthy is not always easy, we know! But eating well, or starting to eat well can have great benefits on how you feel, how you look, and even how you think. Once you decide to take that first step on the path to wellness, you’ll notice that it will become easier to stay motivated. Before you know it, you’re in a healthy routine, looking good and feeling good! And let’s face it, we all want to look and feel good!
Exercise is one great way to release endorphins that leave you feeling energized and keep your body running smoothly, but food is just as important! So in Nekter fashion we’ve rounded up a list of fruits that help boost your energy and keep you feeling great.
Lemons: Lemons are bitter to eat on their own, so we love to squeeze some lemon into a glass of water, or combine them with a fresh juice. Lemons are known to help increase energy. They are also high in Vitamins C, B, and phosphorus, which helps strengthen the immune system and fight free radicals. Lemons are also said to help alkalize the body, purify the liver, and decrease the risk of heart disease, stroke, and asthma, making them a delicious flavor accent that packs a health punch!
Limes: Limes, like lemons are a bit bitter to eat alone, but they’re great as a flavor accent in food and beverages. Limes are great for energy because they are rich in antioxidants and bioflavonoids, have a low glycemic index, and can help regulate blood sugar and blood pressure.
Oranges: Oranges are rich in Vitamin C, Potassium, and fiber, and are a delicious source of good carbs to keep your energy balanced. Oranges are believed to help lower cholesterol, support heart health, aid in digestion, and protect cells by neutralizing free radicals!
Apples: Apples are not only rich in fiber but they’re a great source of energy. Next time you’re thinking of grabbing a coffee for a boost, try eating an apple instead.
Strawberries: Strawberries are a great fruit to snack on in between meals. They give you an energy boost when you’re feeling a little midday lull. They also have anti-inflammatory properties and are a great source of Vitamin C, potassium, folate, fiber, and help with collagen production (for glowing skin).
Melons: Melons are a great source of water which provides hydration to your body but they are also a great source of natural sugar and a host of vitamins and nutrients.
Blueberries: Blueberries are a great snack and are extremely high in antioxidants, Vitamin A, C, B6, E, K, manganese, iron, calcium, beta-carotene, and polyphenols, which is why this little blue snack is often one of the first superfoods to come to mind. They’re small, self-contained, and delicious, making them the perfect energy-boosting snack!
Pineapple: Pineapples are a great source of natural sugars, dietary fiber, beta-carotene, Vitamin C, and potassium, making them great for overall body health and wellness. They also are high in manganese, which aids in strong bones and connective tissue, and bromelain enzymes, making them great at helping with joint pain, swelling, and arthritis.
Bananas: Bananas are a great source of natural sugar and pair perfectly in a smoothie with almond or cashew butter after a workout. They’re absolutely packed with vitamins and minerals and contain almost all of the nutrients that we need to live. They come prepackaged and ready to eat and are truly an amazing fruit!
Here’s to great food that gets you feeling great! You can always visit your local Nekter Juice Bar too for a fresh smoothie or juice to help boost your energy!
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