Food, Health and Energy


It is still August. In the Netherlands the holidays are almost over, in Spain we can still enjoy it a bit longer. During your holidays you probably do not focus very much on your food.
But to really enjoy your holiday, it is important to have enough energy. Proper nutrition and the timing of what you eat can do wonders to make you feel alert, powerful and energetic.


But what is proper timing and proper nutrition?

There is not one single answer. Lunch in Spain is e.g. around 15h and is the most important meal of the day. Whereas in The Netherlands the main meal dinner is. What the Spaniards do well is eat 5 times a day.
And what might be good for me, might be hell for you. Even though nuts, for example, are a superfood, I should preferably skip it from my menu. And wholegrain food is not a great idea for people with celiac disease either.

How to eat for more energy?

Always eat breakfast
Eat less, more often
Distribute your calories equally among breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Eat in season
Eat balanced (containing the four main food groups)

What to avoid?

Probably you can make a whole list of things that you should avoid to experience an energy loss. Here are four swimple suggestions.
Processed food
Fruit juice of fruitbars
Drinking too much caffeine and alcohol
Skipping a meal

What is energy boosting food?

Energy boosting food is food that gives you energy. But it does not just give you just a spike of energy, but energy that lasts.
Below is a list of common food that can give you energy throughout the day.

Brown rice
Sweet potato
Nuts, Almonds and Pistachios
(Greek) Yoghurt
Lemon water
Green tea
Fresh fruit, like bananas
Dark chocolate
Wholegrain toast
Whole-Grain Cereal
Peanut butter, without added sugar


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