Foods To Keep Your Energy High During Coachella
My friends, it is with great pleasure that I announce the arrival of concert season [insert awful-and-questionable fashion choices here]. With Coachella creeping up on us this weekend on the West Coast and some concerts here on the East (like the Shlohmo one this Saturday that I will be attending), it’s important to make sure you’re fully energized for a long day’s worth of partying—not only is it healthy, but it’s also a better look than passing out and missing your fav artists’ set.
Maybe my it’s my daily consumption of tangerines that accounts for my Hi-NRG. Clementines, grapefruits, and oranges are super packed with vitamin C, which enhances immunity and endurance.
Seeds aren’t just for the birds. Personally, I prefer sunflower over pumpkin, but both aid in regulating sugar flow. In addition, seeds are full of B vitamins, iron, protein, so they’re basically little anti-fatigue fighting machines.
In my previous juice post, I mention kale—a.k.a. the best leafy green—quite a lot. Full of vitamins A, C, and K, magnesium, and iron, kale helps create and store high amounts of healthy energy.
Although coffee is hands down the nectar of the gods, tea is also my friend, and I enjoy drinking it…a lot…in fancy cups…with my pinky in the air. Since it’s filled with antioxidants and caffeine, green tea helps you remained energized throughout the day.
Lol, no pun intended. This has similar benefits to seeds, in that both convert sugar to energy and relieve you from that awful, midday sugar crash. Throw some cashews and almonds in a ziplock bag to help sustain your daily-long energy boost.
Filled with natural sugars and carbs, bananas will help with an instant energy boost, despite the way they’re consumed. As an aside, bananas are also high in fiber, another element that helps in stabilizing energy levels; this is why you should eat them before any energy-draining activity. (Really good to keep one in your bag for when you’re on the verge of falling asleep in class.)
Up until three years ago, I loathed watermelon. Don’t ask me why, but I was very opposed to it and refused to eat it; but now, it’s all good. Watermelons contain high levels of B vitamins, which are very powerful for increasing energy, and potassium, which helps you stay awake and not fall subject to fatigue.
I honestly don’t think people realize how amazing and important water is for them. In every way possible, water makes you awesome: it clears your skin, helps fight fatigue, and protects our joints. Water is the fountain of youth, and will keep you hydrated, which is a very important part of the concert season.