We feel your love for java and know it's the go-to for most when feeling the need for a mind & body boost. Coffee is okay is small amounts, it even has some health perks, but it's best to stick to a mug a day and avoid it after 2PM (studies have shown caffeine can be a major playing in disrupting healthy sleep cycles). Here are our fave mind and body energy boosters for a less-jittery boost that also boast some major nutrition benefits. We've also included links to some of our blends that are packed with each.
Six Natural Energy Boosters
Vitamin B12: required for the proper function and development of the brain, nerves, blood cells, and many other parts of the body. Low Vitamin B12 can result in fatigue and weakness, along with several other critical health issues such as nerve, vision and shortness of breath.
BLENDS: THE AFTER PARTY, THE REMEDY
Bananas: an excellent source of carbohydrates, potassium and vitamin B6, all of which can help boost energy levels in your body. A banana's combination of complex carbohydrates, natural sugar, amino acids and brain-boosting minerals make it a beneficial food for athletes, particularly before and during endurance sport.
BLENDS: GREEN BEGINNINGS, THE NUTTY ATHLETE
Cacao: the antioxidants in cocoa have been shown to have many health benefits, such as increasing blood flow throughout the body, reducing mental fatigue & improving mood. It helps the delivery of oxygen to the brain and muscles, which improves their functions (hey endurance sport booster!).
BLENDS: MACA ENERGY, CHOCO BANANA HERO
Maca: this nutty-tasting root has a positive effect on energy levels, endurance, hormone balance and proven to boost memory, focus and sexual function. Maca contains plant compounds called flavonoids, which have been suggested to support the reduction of anxiety & symptoms of depression.
BLENDS: MACA ENERGY, MACA JAVA
Avocados: considered to be a superfood because of their significant health benefits. The monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids in avocados have shown to promote optimal blood fat levels and enhance the absorption of nutrients, which has a positive impact on energy levels. They’re also a good source of B vitamins, which are required for the optimal function of the mitochondria in your cells, where cellular energy is produced.
BLENDS: GREENS DAILY DOSE, THE ATHLETE
Seeds: chia, hemp, flax and pumpkin seeds are generally high in plant-based omega-3 fatty acids. Low levels of omega-3 fatty acids have been linked to increased inflammation and fatigue. Fatty acids are also an important source of stored energy and help your cells function properly. The fibre in seeds contributes to the slow digestion of nutrients, resulting in a steady, sustained release of energy. BLENDS: SHROOM ENERGY, INSIDE & OUT ACAI