5 Foods to Give you Slow Releasing Energy
If you want a quick-fix for flagging energy levels then forget sugar, white flour and even sushi. These acid-forming foods will cause blood sugar spikes and leave you feeling flat as a pancake by 4 pm. Instead, choose foods that promote blood sugar balance – think fibre, protein and good quality fats.
Quinoa: This protein packed grain delivers slow release energy and promises longer life, according to a Harvard study published earlier this year. Researchers found that eating a bowl of quinoa daily reduces your risk of premature death by 17 per cent. 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. 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. Sprinkle with bee pollen, make with Matcha or mix with almond milk for a more alkaline bowl.
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.
 According to research from the Rochester Centre for Obesity in America