How to Stay Energized Throughout Your Day
March is Nutrition Month! The Nutrition Month 2016 public campaign is dedicated to making a small change and making it stick! At Alligga, we are committed to providing natural health products for a complete and balanced lifestyle. We’re very excited about Nutrition Month and will be helping you implement small lifestyle changes throughout March.
Our first tip is to help you feel fuller and more energized throughout your day! The answer – fibre, protein and water.
The more fibre, protein and water your food contains, the longer it will satisfy you. Fibre and water add volume and bulk up your meal. Protein slows down the rate at which food leaves your stomach keeping you full for longer. Including protein at meals also helps regulate, or slow, the release of glucose into the bloodstream. Having a heavy lunch at work can zap your energy and make you sluggish. Have a lighter lunch and include healthy snacks between meals to prevent your energy level from fading. Looking for inspiration on a healthy light lunch packed with fibre, protein, nutrients and hydration? Try our Warm Quinoa Apple Bean Salad.
Quinoa is nutritionally renowned for its protein content and has the perfect balance of all nine amino acids essential for human nutrition. This type of complete protein is rarely found in plant foods, though common in meats. Quinoa also offers a good dose of fibre and iron. An iron deficiency, even without anemia, can cause fatigue and lethargy. Green beans are loaded with fibre too and Vitamin C – fighting off any sickness. The savoury curry powder goes perfectly with the sweetness of the apples. Fruits like apples rank high in satiety index (most likely to keep hunger at bay). And our Alligga Flaxseed Cooking Oil provides a boost of Omega-3s to help you focus throughout the day.
Remember to eat at regular intervals, take your time and avoid distractions. Stay tuned to our blog for more tips this month and find out what Nutrition Month events are happening in your area through the Nutrition Month Activity Map.