High Energy Food: Top Five

Top 5 Energy foods are: High Energy Foods that will give you the needed energy required for the day

1. Water
2. Chia seeds
3. Bananas
4. Quinoa
5. Green tea

More Information regarding the list of high energy foods:

Water:

Humans have approximately 55% – 78% water; that also depends on the body sizes too. For the body to function properly; about seven liters of water per day is required to avoid dehydration. The amount of water intake also depends on the environment such as temperature, humidity, activities and other factors. Most of the water enters through eating foods and drinking water. Most health experts recommend approximately 2 liters of water intake daily to maintain proper hydration. Water is also the essence of life.  The body needs water in order to move the fluids smoothly, transport nutrition and various other metabolites in order for the body to remain at efficient energy levels.

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Drinking water can give high energy

Chia seeds:

Chia seeds most often is made into breakfast cereals, smoothies, yogurt, bread, tortillas, and energy bars. Dried Chia seeds contains a rich source of vitamin B, niacin, and thiamin.  Most foods that you’ve seen contains chia seeds like your hamburger that you buy at your local fast food restaurant, although it is not recommended to eat junk food.  Chia seeds are added to help boost energy for the day.  A brief history on these seeds tell a story of the Mayans and the Aztec civilizations storing these seeds until they eat it for an energy boost.

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Chia Seeds Used for Food

Bananas:

Bananas have a rich source of vitamin B6. Bananas also contain a moderate amount of vitamin C, manganese (essential for development and metabolism) and dietary fiber.  Bananas are everywhere.  They can be found at your local grocery stores to the major supermarket chains.  You can keep a banana stored somewhere, and when needed; just eat one.  The banana food will give you an energy boost when eaten.

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Banana used to boost high energy.

Quinoa:

Quinoa has a rich source of dietary fiber, B vitamins, protein and dietary minerals. Here are a few to list: manganese, phosphorus, folate, zinc, iron and magnesium.

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Quinoa eaten for energy.

Green Tea:

Green tea helps lower the blood concentration of total cholesterol. Green tea also contains caffeine.

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Green Tea drink to boost energy levels.

Low Calorie Foods, The Top 5

  1. Watercress

– contains 4 calories per cup.

– The plant is made of 95% water and has low protein, carbohydrates, fat, and dietary fiber.  the plant i also rich in vitamin K, and harbor vitamin A, vitamin C, riboflavin, calcium, manganese, and vitamin B6.

  1. Arugula

– contains 5 calories per cup

– This plant is rich in potassium and vitamin C.

  1. Celery

– contains 6 calories per stalk

– Some people think eating celery can actually consume calories known as negative calories although this is scientifically unproven.

  1. Bok Choy

– contains 9 calories per 5 leaves

– The plant is rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin K.

  1. Radish

– contains 17 calories per cup

– Has a moderate level of vitamin C

 

Additional Information:

Vitamin K:

Is a fat-soluble substance that the body needs for complete synthesis of select proteins that are in use for blood coagulation.   It also is need for the binding of calcium in certain tissues and bones.  A deficiency in this vitamin causes uncontrolled bleeding, weaken bones and leads to calcification of soft tissues and arteries.

Relaxation From Foods

Relaxation From Eating Foods

There are some foods that can make the self relaxed.  Ever wondered if you can eat something and just relax.

Relaxation is an emotional state of low tension. There is no anxiety, anger or fear. When a person is relaxed, the mind is stress free. Stress leads to mental and physical problems.

Eat the foods listed in the video and feel the sensation of relaxation.

Melatonin in Foods Creates Sleepiness

The Foods that contain Melatonin and Drowsiness

Is a substance that affects sleep and wakefulness. Melatonin can be used for the treatment of insomnia.

Foods that can also contain melatonin are grapes, rice, cereals, plums, olive oil, wine and beer. When a person consume foods rich in melatonin such as pineapple and orange; it was found that the levels of melatonin increased significantly.

More About the Sleep Rhythm of Humans:

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Human Biological Clock. The sleep cycle.

Biological Clock for Humans:
6:45 AM: Sharpest rise in blood pressure
7:30 AM: Melatonin scretion stops
8:30 AM: Bowel movement likely
9:00 AM: Highest testosterone secretion
10:00 AM: High alertness
2:30 PM: Best coordination
3:30 PM: Fastest reaction time
5:00 PM: Greatest cardiovascular efficiency and muscle strength
6:30 PM: Highest blood pressure
7:00 PM: Highest body temperature
9:00 PM: Melatonin secretion starts
10:30 PM: Bowel movements suppressed
2:00 AM: Deepest sleep
4:30 AM: Lowest body temperature

 

 

Sleeping Foods and Drowsiness

The Top 5 Foods That Make You Sleep

There are various foods that when eaten, can actually make a person tired and want to fall asleep.  Ever wondered when you slept enough and after a meal, you become sleepy.  This is the answer!  Here are the top five foods that can make you sleep.  It would be recommended that you eat these foods before going to bed as these food will knock you to sleep.

  1. Bananas
  2. Honey
  3. Turkey
  4. Sunflower Seeds
  5. Valerian Tea

 

Foods That Help To Prevent Constipation

Constipation:
The concept of constipation are bowel movements that are hard to flow or infrequent release. When defecating (pooing), constipation causes pain sometimes. Constipation comes in various forms such as obstipation which is unability to poo or fart, fecal impaction which the poo can’t pass through and bowel obstruction which the person is unable to poo or pass bowel. The foods above would help in the process of easy bowl movements.


Some of the foods to help bowel movements can prevent constipation are:

liquid water, high fiber cereal, strawberries, almonds, broccoli, ground flaxseed, popcorn, black beans, yogurt, and prunes (This is a dried plum and can be a mild laxative. This food is also high in antioxidant properties.)

Food Cravings

The Cravings

Food cravings is experienced by many people.  Sometimes people will go out of their way to obtain the desired foods which is craved.

There is one key element that is part of the craving.  It is sodium chloride, the common salt.

Common salt is important for metabolism, and sometimes it is met through food or exceeded.  Studies have shown that when a person eats low salt foods, there seems to be a strong appetite for salty foods.  This means that more salty foods become more delicious.

For Western World, there is a strong desire for the food chocolates.  The craving for chocolate is the craving for sweet foods.  Chocolate has an optimal balance of sugar and fat which makes the taste very good.  Chocolate cravings is shown more frequent in women.  This craving is influenced by hormonal changes.  The cravings peak at time of menstruation and also during pregnancy.

As omnivores, the taste seeks to have variety in the foods.

Camu Camu ( Myrciaria dubia )

Camu camu, also known as Myrciaria dubia is a bushy tree along the river. This fruit can be located in the rainforest of Peru and Brazil. The fruit can be red or puprle in color. The fruit also has a high vitamin C volume. The camu camu can have an appearance of small flowers with a waxy white petals and sweet smelling aroma. The camu camu plant is used most often for ice creams.

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Camu Camu tree branches