Maca is a root found in Peru. Its well known among many other things to increase energy and decrease stress. How? Maca helps the body produce normal hormone production aiding in mood stability. Maca can either be taken as a supplement or added into smoothies or oatmeal.
Chia seeds can store up to 9 to 10 times their weight in water. Combining chia seeds with water can reduce dehydration, a factor known to reduce energy.
The algae contains an immense amount of vitamin B12, which is a catalyst for energy production. It can be taken in capsule or powder form to provide sustained energy.
Matcha Green Tea
Matcha green tea contains 70 mg caffeine per 8 fl oz in comparison to coffee’s 100mg. Matcha is absorbed slower than coffee and therefore provides prolonged energy rather than spikes and crashes like coffee. Matcha tea powder is easily dissolved in water or can be added into smoothies.
The chocolate root ingredient, cacao, is thought to be an excellent super food. Cacao is known to create a blissful feeling due to its connection with serotonin and dopamine, two anti-depressant neurotransmitters. Make sure your cacao is 70% or higher for benefits and low to no sugar content.