Energy levels

At times we can all benefit from an extra boost, perhaps at the end of a busy week or when recovering from an infection. We have chosen recipes that contain the key nutrients for energy, such as B vitamins (found in oats, eggs and wholegrains), iron and good quality protein.

BOOST

Good quality protein – lean meat, eggs, pulses (red, green, yellow and brown lentils, beans, chickpeas, green beans, kidney beans, black-eyed peas, runner beans), nuts and seeds, leafy green vegetables (kale, spinach, watercress).

Brown rice, oats, peanuts, avocados, figs, dates, apricots, blackstrap molasses (available in health food shops).

AVOID

Refined sugar foods such as sugary drinks, cakes, biscuits, muffins, chocolate and sweets.