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Energy boosting food for women on the go!

Being a woman has always meant multi-tasking and in today’s fast paced life, there is literally no scope to slow down. If you find all the daily tasks taking a toll on your energy levels, it’s time to make a few changes in your diet. Here are a few everyday quick fixes and healthy food options you ought to include in your diet chart to keep your energy levels up like a boss!

Hydro Therapy

Dehydration is the most common cause of diminished energy levels, so always drink plenty of fluid.  However keep your liquid intake as natural as possible – drink water, coconut water and fresh fruit juices and shakes. Avoid colas and definitely avoid energy drinks because they ultimately do you more harm than good.

Fresh Fruit and Veggies 

These are good for you in a lot of ways, but especially good for energy levels with the calcium and potassium they contain. The fiber in fresh fruits makes you feel full and the natural sweetness can help satisfy a sweet tooth. You can carry smaller fruits with you whole and cut them up before eating or sprinkle the chopped ones with lemon juice and black salt or chaat masala before packing them in your tiffin.

Breakfast First
Starting the day with breakfast that releases energy slowly over a period of time, is beneficial. These can include things like oats, dalia, upma, idli with sambar or simply poha with a lot of vegetables. To save on time keep vegetables like chopped beans, peas, chopped carrots and corn in the freezer and use as required.

Go Nuts

Try dried fruits for more convenience. Some good and easy ones are dried peaches and raisins. Both are low fat, calorie, and sodium snacks that have plenty of potassium and iron which helps fortify energy. Also include small amounts of walnuts, almonds, dates and anjeer as these too are great energy boosters! These will easily fit you’re a tiny space in your bag and are perfect to munch on when on the go!

Get Seedy

Good things often come in small packages and seeds are the best example of it. They give you plenty of energy with very little calories and this is just one of the few giant benefits that miniscule seeds offer. Read more about the benefits of seeds here.

Healthy Fats

Have some low fat peanut butter on celery sticks. Peanut butter can be fattening if eaten too much, but it is excellent for an energy-boosting snack because it is so high in protein. Eat the peanut butter with something healthy instead of jelly or chocolate. Avocado and ghee are also great sources of healthy fats.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.