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Old March 5th, 2009, 11:52   Go To Top / FR Forum Home / #1
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FR Food that keeps you vigilant

Healthy food is very important for your body and a right diet makes you in the good mood and fit for daily challenges.

It is easy to change your diet you feel tired and sloppy

Here is a list of food items that keep you vigilant:
  • Dark bread with lots of fibres
  • Chicken
  • Red meat such as beef mince
  • Egg
  • Fish
  • Vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, cabbage etc (at least 450 grams daily)
  • Cottage cheese, low fat yoghurt and skimmed milk
  • Fresh fruits and berries (at least 300 grams daily)
  • Water (at least two litres daily)

This is what these food items have in common:

It is lean: fat makes you tired
It is full of vitamins and minerals: makes sure that the body utilizes oxygen and energy in an optimal way
Gives you constant blood sugar: and therefore a good energy level (lasting carbohydrates)
Full of proteins: a salad with chicken will keep you as much awake as two cups of coffee (proteins have that effect)
Water keeps you awake:did you now that a tiny dehydration makes you confused, drowsy and less capable to perform your tasks?



Less empty carbohydrates
You will feel vigilant if you avoid great amounts of refined carbohydrates for lunch and dinner such as sugar, white bread, white rice and regular pasta and choose small portions of whole grain pasta, beans, bran bread and lentils with meals full of proteins.



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Old March 5th, 2009, 13:57   Go To Top / FR Forum Home / #2
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Very nice post Mona. This should keep us all up and running
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It is also important to note that you shouldn't eat big meals if you want to stay on your feet.

After we eat our glucose level goes up, and triggers the release of hormones which cause relaxation. Fatty foods also trigger sleep-inducing hormones. So, after a big meal, especially one that contains both fats and carbohydrates, we get sleepy. Some foods also contain compounds which make us sleepy. Turkey, for example, contains tryptophan, a compound which induces sleep. It's the reason we all want to go to sleep after Thanksgiving dinner.

Also remember this; after a big meal the medual oblongata in your brain "realises" that your stomach has loads of work to do, so blood is redirected to your gut to excell the digestion process. The diverted blood that was meant to supply your muscles with energy is now redirected, thus you feel tired and fatigued.

The same happens if you eat a big or heavy meal before you go to the gym. You will feel weaker, sluggish and less motivated.
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Wonderful post as always Mona. Thanks for the great morning read
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The same happens if you eat a big or heavy meal before you go to the gym. You will feel weaker, sluggish and less motivated.
Tell me about it. I did that on saturday and that was probably my worst workout so far this year. My strength and motivation was very poor
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