The Link Between Diet & Energy Levels

There are obvious links between what you eat and how you feel. Take the typical post-Thanksgiving crash that most of us experience most years. You eat an absurd amount of food and suddenly you feel yourself slipping deeper and deeper into a food coma. The next thing you know, you’re asleep on the couch and have not idea who is winning the football game.

While overeating can have a big impact on your energy level, the types of food that you eat can have an even bigger effect. Some recent studies have suggestions for what a person should eat throughout the day and week to have the optimal amount of energy. It is certainly important to keep in mind that all individuals are different and have their own unique needs for energy levels. A person that is on their feet all day long will need more nutrients that a person who sits at a desk for 8 hours a day.

It is generally understood that complex carbs are the key determining factor for sustaining energy throughout the day. When your body burns all available carbs, it will seek out proteins and fats as nourishment. Please take a look at this article at Every Day Health to get a more in-depth understanding of how the body uses food to maintain energy.