Today I’ll be sharing 4 easy ways to boost your energy levels throughout the day so you can start being more productive during the day and feeling more awesome! Now as many of you know, feeling tired and fatigued can be a real drag on overall wellbeing. Fortunately, there are many simple things you can do to significantly boost your energy levels. For example, making 4 super simple tweaks in our daily habits can work wonders to enhance both your physical and mental performance.
Check out the video below for these 4 energy-boosting tips.
Last but not least, after you’re done watching, scroll down a bit more to check out the list of 8 B complex vitamins (which I mention in the video). I’ve also included how each B vitamin does your body good, as well as very common foods that contain each B vitamin.
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B Vitamins and Food Sources
Also referred to as Vitamin B complex, the eight B vitamins — B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, B12 — play an important role in keeping our bodies running like well-oiled machines. Also, as I mentioned in the video above, B vitamins as a whole are very important and essential nutrients because they help boost energy, balance mood, and promote a healthier metabolism by converting our food into fuel.
Fun Fact: B vitamins like biotin (aka Vitamin B7) have also been shown to promote healthy hair growth and healthy skin.
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Now let’s get into the 8 B vitamins for all you Fit Beauties on the blog!
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine): Is often called an anti-stress vitamin because it helps protect the immune system and helps the body make new, healthy cells.
Found sources: Green peas, spinach, liver, beef, pork, navy beans, pinto beans, soybeans, nuts, bananas
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin): Is an antioxidant that helps fight free radicals (particles that damage cells) and may prevent early aging and the development of heart disease. Riboflavin is also important for red blood cell production, which transport oxygen throughout the body.
Food sources: spinach, almonds, asparagus, okra, chard, soy milk, cottage cheese, milk, yogurt, meat, eggs, fish, wild rice
Vitamin B3 (Niacin): Helps boost HDL cholesterol (i.e. the good cholesterol). Niacin has also been used to treat acne.
Food sources: Chicken, beef, tuna, salmon, milk, eggs, broccoli, tomatoes, carrots, dates, sweet potatoes, asparagus, avocados, nuts
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid): Helps break down fats and carbs for energy. Promotes healthy skin and reduces signs of skin aging such as redness and skin spots. Stimulates production of sex and stress-related hormones such as testosterone.
Food sources: Yeast, beans, eggs, meat, and green vegetables
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine): Is a major player in mood and sleep patterns because it helps the body produce serotonin, melatonin and norepinephrine. Some studies suggest vitamin B6 can reduce inflammation for people with conditions like arthritis.
Food sources: Nuts, liver, chicken, fish, green beans, salad greens, wheat germ, vegetables, and bananas
Vitamin B7 (Biotin): Promotes healthy hair, skin and nails. In addition, can help regulate high blood sugar levels. For a healthy dose of biotin, check out Beauty Protein and Beauty Vitamins at the FitBeauty Shop.
Food sources: Beans, cauliflower, chocolate, egg yolks, fish, liver, meat, molasses, dairy, nuts, oatmeal, oysters, peanut butter, bananas, mushrooms
Vitamin B9 (Folic acid): Studies have shown that folate may help relief symptoms of depression and promote better memory. Folic acid is also especially important for pregnant women because it helps prevents neurological birth defects.
Food sources: Dark leafy greens such as spinach and kale, beets, beans, peas, sunflower seeds, oranges, asparagus, broccoli, liver, salmon, root vegetables, milk, bulgur wheat
Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin): Helps produce healthy red blood cells. Vitamin B12 is only found in animal products, and studies show that vegans or vegetarians do run a higher risk of B12 deficiency. So if you are vegan/vegetarian, you may want to consider taking a multivitamin or nutritional supplement with B12.
Food sources: Beef, pork, fish, shellfish, dairy, eggs