There are “energy centers” in your body that need to be fueled with the right key vitamins in order for you to feel your most energized and vibrant. A lack of proper vitamins and nutrition can lead to you feeling run down and depleted. While taking a high quality multi-vitamin can be good nutritional insurance, it is better to focus on creating a lifestyle of eating vitamin-filled whole foods in a complete nutritional package, rather than taking dozens of different individual vitamin supplements.
I designed this Vitamin Plan to include vitamins to jumpstart your energy in five different key energy centers, which will benefit you the most. Focus on getting these vitamins into your body every day, via these and other supercharged foods, and you’ll start to notice a big difference in your energy levels in just five days.
Day 1: Energize Your Lungs
Lungs are a key organ for boosting and maintaining your energy, as they are responsible for taking in oxygen required for all aerobic metabolism in the body. Even a slight change in lung function can lower oxygen levels, which can cause severe fatigue. To boost lung energy, get an infusion of vitamin E, which some research suggests may improve or support lung function.
A great way to reach the daily recommendation of vitamin E is to combine a half-cup of sunflower seeds, three-quarters of a cup of dried apricots, and a half-cup of hazelnuts. These are easy foods to pack in your purse for when you’re on the go, or to store at work when you feel like a snack. Sunflower seeds are delicious on green salads, and add a nice crunch.
I recommend storing your sunflower seeds and hazelnuts in the fridge, which will help keep their natural oils fresh, prevent rancidity, and ensure you are getting the maximum amount of nutrition from them.