We need energy to work, walk, talk, eat and carry out our daily activities. But low energy levels can leave us feeling lethargic and weak. So don’t let your low energy stop you from doing the things you want. Here are 16 effective ways to energise and rejuvenate your body.
Detoxify your Liver
If you want to experience high energy levels, you need to have a liver that functions optimally. The liver is the main organ that metabolises fat and is involved in the cleansing of toxins and purifying your blood. You need to detoxify your liver with the help of herbs and the right foods. Wheat-grass juice is a highly potent liver cleanser. Some Ayurvedic herbs that help in cleansing include Bhringraj, Kakmachi and Kumari. However, since you would need to consult your Ayurvedic doctor before taking them, you could give our Ayurvedic experts a call on our toll-free number 1-800-843-0206 right away!.
Improve your Digestion
If you have poor digestion, you need to improve your digestion by using the right herbs and the right diet. Ayurvedic herbs like suntha, pippli, kutaj and bilva help improve digestion. They promote better assimilation, which leads to better energy levels.
Avoid Antibiotics & Junk Food
If you constantly consume junk foods, chances are your intestines would be lacking the sufficient quantities of friendly bacteria. Take lactobacillus acidophilus in the form of yogurt or in supplemental form.
Be a Water Baby
Most of us seem to forget to drink sufficient water. Thirst is often mistaken for hunger most of the time. Drink at least 10 to 12 glasses of water daily. It helps balance electrolytes, cleanse the kidneys and re-hydrates our cells. Without sufficient water, the cleansing action will be incomplete.
Have a Good Night’s Sleep
There is no substitute for adequate sleep. No amount of correct foods or vitamins can help us feel energetic enough if we are not getting that everyday quota of 6-7 hours of sleep.
Alcohol, tobacco, and caffeine provide temporary stimulation. They whip the body to work harder and cause chronic fatigue when used over a period of time.
Eat Food that is Closest to its Natural Form
Eat whole grains like jowar, bajra, brown rice, whole pulses, whole fruits, nuts and seeds. Packed with the goodness of nature, they energize the system. When we consume refined food, stripped of all their nutrients, they hardly provide us with any nourishment.
Needless to say, stress tends to zap your energy. Correct food choices help the body handle stress better. Practising meditation and pranayama will also contribute significantly.
Eat Sprouts in the Raw Form
Sprouts consumed in their raw form increase the nutritional value of the food and it is an excellent way to boost energy levels naturally.
Take B-Vitamins Supplements
A lack of B-Complex vitamins leads to chronic fatigue. Your body needs B vitamins to convert the nutrients from the food into energy. Food and vitamins work in harmony to make you more energetic. They act as catalysts in various metabolic reactions that create, convert and store energy in the body.
The entire B-complex protects the nerves and increases energy level. Food cannot be converted into glucose and utilised when there is a deficiency of the B-Vitamins. Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) converts carbohydrates into usable energy. Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) helps release the stored energy. It is also used as a component of several enzymes to metabolize fats.
Vitamin B 6 converts protein and glycogen into energy, which can be used by the muscles. Folic acid and Vitamin B 12 are required to manufacture red blood cells, which boost the oxygen-carrying capacity of the body and are therefore directly connected to the energy levels. Natural dietary sources of the B-Vitamins are whole grain cereals, leafy vegetables, unpolished rice, banana, yeast, peas, dals and pulses.
Avoid Taking Tranquilizers
They put you to sleep but do not reduce fatigue. On the contrary, they make you feel more lethargic, dull and cloud your thinking process. Smoking, eating more sugar, drinking more coffee and alcohol give you a temporary boost, but later on, make you feel worse than before.
Increase your activity level by exercising for 40 minutes regularly (don’t overdo it as it can work the reverse for you). The best form of exercise would be a brisk walk, a sport, swimming or jogging on the treadmill.
Limit Sugar Intake
Sugar may give you the instant energy you need but in the long run, it reduces your lifespan and makes you tired more easily.
Wheat & Dairy are Difficult to Digest, Cause Fatigue
Try eliminating them from your diet gradually and see if your energy increases. However, make sure you substitute them with brown rice, bajra, roti and take other sources of calcium like leafy vegetables and soybeans.
Drink a Glass of Raw Veggie Juice Daily
They will help increase the oxygen carrying capacity of the blood and improve energy levels. Here are a few health-promoting juice options:
- 2 tomatoes + 1 carrot + 1 beetroot
- 1/2 bunch coriander leaves + 1/4 bunch mint leaves + 1 lime juice
- 1 cucumber + 1 carrot + 1 beetroot
- 300gm-400gm dudhi juice
Take Supplements of CoQ10
It is a potent antioxidant and helps improve energy levels.