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Eat to Boost Your Energy (Part 2)


Marmite (yeast extract) is a rich source of the B vitamins that are required to release energy from food. It's also high in salt, and this is why you must limit its consumption.. You can also get B vitamins from meat, fish, eggs, whole grains, beans and lentils.
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Avocado: Fat is more calorie-dense than either carbohydrates or protein, which makes it the strongest energy source. The flip side is that too much fat can make you pile on the flab, and eating the wrong kinds of fat (saturated and trans fats) furs up your arteries. Avocados are rich in heart-healthy, artery-smoothing unsaturated fats, giving you the best of both worlds - energy, plus less risk of a heart attack.
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Bananas are power snacks for many of us. Pre-wrapped by the nature and ready to unzip, they're packed with natural sugars and starches, providing a combination of instant and slow release energy. They're also a great source of potassium, which helps keep your blood pressure in check.
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Kidney Beans: Like nuts, beans such as kidney beans contain that winning mixture of protein and carbohydrates that keeps you fuelled for longer. But pulses (beans and lentils) are higher in fiber, which slows down the release of energy even more, making beans a true ‘slow-burn' fuel. Cook up some lean mince with a tin of kidney beans, a tin of tomatoes, some chopped onion and as much chilli as possible, for a no-fuss chilli that will keep you going for hours
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Coffee: Unlike the foods above, this isn't great nutritional advice - but it works. Caffeine aims the release of adrenaline. It revs you up, gives you a boost of energy, and makes you temporarily more alert. A strong coffee could be just what you need before an significant presentation. But be warned - the energy effect won't last, and when it wears off you'll probably feel more tired than ever.
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Healing Properties of Fruits: Banana

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Bananas have very cooling thermal nature, they are sweet in flavor. These fruits have the property to lubricate the intestines and lungs, to treat constipation and ulcers. They are beneficial for conditions related to thirst and dryness. For dry lung conditions and dry cough, eat bananas that have been sliced and cooked into a thick soup. Before their completely ripe stage, bananas have an astringent property: use partially ripened steamed bananas for diarrhea, colitis, and hemorrhoids. For hemorrhoids, steam the whole banana until very soft and eat one organic banana with skin twice a day on an empty stomach.

Bananas detoxify the body. In addition, their cold nature and high sugar content are helpful in the treatment of drug addiction (especially alcoholism) marked by heat signs and sugar cravings during withdrawal.

Rich in potassium, bananas are used generally for hypertension. Because they can reduce blood pressure, are easy to digest, and also moisten dryness, bananas are a good food for many old people (blood pressure, dryness, and digestive weakness tend to grow with age). Bananas are commonly given to children and infants, although they should be used carefully with children who are cold, inactive, or frail.
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