The weather is sapping and the pressure of constantly jostling at work is bound to leave people drained. This is where one needs energy snacks to refuel in a short duration. Here in this article, we take a look at 5 such ‘power snacks’.
The good old apple
Apples are the best way to recharge your batteries – it is loaded with fructose, a simple sugar, but one that gets broken down slowly thanks to the hefty dose of fibre. This then helps to restore the blood sugar levels which not only, refuels the body, but also helps keep the mood extremely stable.
Ahh, the solace of a banana – the health benefits cannot be reiterated enough. Thanks to the amino acids tryptophan and tyrosine, both of which contain “happy” neurotransmitters – serotonin and dopamine – a banana is the perfect food to keep an awesome mood. And it also helps over stress and fatigue as it provides potassium to lift the mood.
Coconut water has a heavy dose of potassium which rehydrates and rejuvenates after a hectic day and also delivers magnesium and copper, both elements which help in combating fatigue instantly. And then do not forget to eat coconut cream too, to get added energy.
Figs are an excellent source of potassium and fibre, and they are also a great source of vitamin B6 too, which are brilliant in producing mood-boosting serotonin. Also, they help in getting saturation as they have high fibre content – and hence, it will keep your energy levels up for a longer time.
A cup of tea
We do know chocolates are one sure way of getting up and getting things back on track, but the good old cup of bubbling hot tea is extremely viable too and this is because tea packs the punch of amino acid theanine, a combination which relaxes one almost immediately.
So, when you feel flushed out in the office, try these snacks to keep yourself going.