There’s nothing worse than feeling low on energy. So, wouldn’t it be great if there was a natural way to help restore your energy levels? Well actually, there is! All thanks to the bees, we have various natural energy boosting foods. These include:
Mānuka honey is completely made up of Fructose and Glucose, which your body utilises as a main source of energy. So Mānuka honey’s entire molecular make-up is geared up specifically for energy boosts.
Although these energy boosts are only short term, Mānuka honey can help to promote a good sleep which can be the key to long lasting energy throughout the day. It gradually releases glycogen, an energy storage molecule that can help your body function overnight.
Low energy levels may also be a result of low blood sugar. Instead of opting for unhealthy, sugary foods to replenish these levels, Mānuka honey is a much better option. Honey has a pretty low glycemic index, meaning it increasing blood sugar levels sustainably over time (as opposed to a quick spike then drop).
2. Bee Pollen
Bee pollen is collected in granules which are yellow, orange and amber in colour, dictated by the location, plant and climate where it was collected. It’s considered a ‘complete food’ as it contains all the nutrients needed by humans.
Not only is great for one’s general well-being, due to all it’s amazing properties, but it can also help battle fatigue and may improve physical strength. It’s basically a natural energiser, helping to boost speed and stamina, balance hormones and can assist with increasing your metabolism. A must-have for any athlete or individual struggling with low energy levels.
3. Fresh Royal Jelly
Royal Jelly is the substance that is fed to the queen bee and the newborns of the hive. This is quite a big job, meaning it must be a nutritional powerhouse; which it is! It’s packed full of protein, amino acids, enzymes, vitamins and minerals.
With all these amazing properties, royal jelly is ideal to help increase your energy levels. It does this by promoting increased energy and stamina.
Facty Health. (2020). 10 Benefits of Manuka Honey. https://facty.com/food/nutrition/10-benefits-of-manuka-honey/
Vujcich, V. (2012). Royal Jelly. Health Post. https://www.healthpost.co.nz/blog/royal-jelly/