Energy starts with food that's both nourishing and natural. One of the greatest mistakes we make when it comes to acquiring energy is in what we decide to use as fuel. Real, nutrient-dense and living food ignites our five senses and adds to our natural energy, but unfortunately, what most of us use to obtain energy is far from real food.
The greatest source of energy is joy: the kind of energy that arises within you when you hear great news, receive a compliment or achieve a goal. Perhaps the greatest combination is when we pair joy with eating. When we combine the nutritive components of fresh, organic foods with the pleasure of deliciousness, we harness energy to produce power in our mind, emotions and physiology.
How You Get Energy From Food
Your body needs fuel. Extracting energy from our fuel source is just as important as what that fuel source is. You wouldn't put water in the gas tank of your car if you wanted to take a road trip, just like you wouldn't want to put energy-empty "non-foods" into your body to fuel your day.
The term "junk food" is incorrect; there is truly only food and then junk. Processed foods have no real energy in them. These sugar- and chemical-rich substances provide false energy. Foods that brings true fulfillment should add vibrancy, excitement and joy to your life.
When it comes to eating for energy, here are a few guidelines: