don't let your diet decrease your energy in 2022
Just living life sometimes seemed a challenge in 2021. Balancing health, work, and the constant pulse of the pandemic has gotten everyone’s battery running low by this time of year.
The foods that sap your energy most read like a list of most common foods in the American diet.
- Processed, pre-packaged foods are high in sugar, salt, fat, and calories, but low in essential nutrients and antioxidants — a recipe for unhealthy weight gain and a suppressed immune system.
- White carbs and refined grains spike blood sugar and dysregulate your metabolism.
- Excessive red meat can contribute to painful gout in sensitive people, and an excess is associated with negative effects like type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, particularly when combined with a generally unhealthy American diet.
- Deep fried foods not only increase damaging oxidative stress in your body (which impairs your immune system and energy levels), but they can also cause irreversible stiffening of your collagen connective tissues, a process called non-enzymatic glycation.
- Environmental toxins that accumulate in your food and your body. Scientists are only beginning to understand the negative impacts toxins like pesticides and plastics can have long-term.
- Dietary triggers like dairy, gluten, and types of sugars can activate an immune response in many people.
Besides these unhealthy foods, your lifestyle is the other half of the picture when it comes to having enough energy to rise every day.
To think about the foods that can boost your energy, think about the systems that need to be supported to help you generate more energy.
1. Collagen Protein
Collagen protein has emerged in the research to support the health and function of every layer of your body, from your skin to your deep connective tissues. In clinical research studies, collagen is shown to decrease pain, improve mobility, and directly promote recovery of your connective tissues.
2. Healthy Fats
Omega-3’s have gotten recent press for their role in heart health, but they were originally researched for their critical role in brain health. Our brains are literally made of fats!
3. Nutrients for your Antioxidant & Immune System
Effective anti-inflammatory regulation needs the right antioxidants for the complete system to work.
4. Mitochondria-boosting Antioxidants
We cover the diet essentials and lifestyle hacks for boosting the energy made by your mitochondria in a previous blog series. You don’t want to miss it!
5. Plant-based Nitrates for Healthy Blood Flow
Nitric oxide Is the signaling molecule your body uses to open up your blood veins and let nutrients like oxygen flow through.
ESSENTIAL NUTRITION FOR CONNECTIVE TISSUE HEALTH
What You Need To Support Collagen Health & Strengthen Every Layer of Your Body
Collagen Builders, Co-Factors & Regulators For Optimal Connective Tissue Health
About This Class
This class considers vital nutritional factors that impact every layer of connective tissues health, with a deep dive into the importance of healthy collagen tissues and skin health. Nutrition plays a significant role in maintaining skin elasticity, structure, appearance, and health. This course provides evidence-based nutrition recommendations to optimize your overall skin and connective tissue health.
You can try all the dietary tips we have here, but having enough energy depends a lot on your lifestyle too.
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The Resync Team
Choi F, et al. "Oral Collagen Supplementation: A Systematic Review of Dermatological Applications." Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, vol. 18, no. 1, Jan 2019, pp. 9-16
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