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Natural Stimulants for Energy

Other than money, energy is the thing that most of us are short on now-a-days. Fortunately, unlike money, there are several natural stimulants other than caffeine that'll provide you with the energy you need to get through the day.

Check out my list of natural uppers that'll keep you away from potentially harmful energy drinks.

  1. Green Tea: Contains antioxidants, improves brain function, and promotes fat loss.
  2. Ginseng: Boosts energy levels, improves cognitive performance, and reduces fatigue.
  3. Guarana: Enhances alertness and reduces fatigue.
  4. Yerba Mate: Increases energy and improves mental focus.
  5. Goji Berries: High in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals to boost energy.
  6. Peppermint: Enhances memory and raises alertness.
  7. Rhodiola Rosea: Increases energy by improving cellular energy metabolism.
  8. Ashwagandha: Reduces stress, increases energy levels, and improves concentration.
  9. Beetroot Powder: Improves blood flow and oxygen supply to tissues, enhancing energy levels.
  10. Cordyceps: A type of medicinal mushroom that boosts energy.
  11. Maca: Known to increase energy and endurance.
  12. Tyrosine: Helps produce neurotransmitters responsible for mood and energy.
  13. Iron: Critical for energy production and carrying oxygen to cells.
  14. Creatine: Stores energy for cells to use, providing a quick energy boost during intense activity.
  15. Citrus Fruits: Rich in vitamin C and provide an energy boost.
  16. Bananas: A good source of carbohydrates, which provide energy, and high in several essential vitamins and minerals.
  17. Fatty Fish: Rich in omega-3 fatty acids and B vitamins, which can provide a sustained energy release.
  18. Avocados: Packed with healthy fats that promote optimal blood fat levels and enhance energy.
  19. Quinoa: High in protein, fiber, and complex carbs for a slow and steady release of energy.
  20. Brown Rice: Rich in manganese, which helps enzymes break down carbohydrates and proteins to generate energy.
  21. Sweet Potatoes: Rich in fiber and complex carbohydrates, providing a slow and steady release of energy.
  22. Nuts: Such as almonds, walnuts, and cashews are rich in protein and fiber, which can provide sustained energy.
  23. Chia Seeds: Packed with a balanced blend of protein, fats, and fiber for slow-release energy.
  24. Dark Chocolate: Contains theobromine, a natural stimulant similar to caffeine but doesn't affect the nervous system.
  25. Water: Hydration is key for cellular function, which includes energy production.
  26. Blueberries: Rich in antioxidants, known to delay brain aging and improve memory.
  27. Spinach: High in iron, helps to restore energy, and increase vitality.
  28. Oatmeal: Provides long-lasting energy due to its high fiber and complex carbohydrate content.
  29. Black Beans: Packed with complex carbohydrates and protein for sustained energy.
  30. Apples: High in fiber, providing a steady release of energy.
  31. Eggs: Great source of protein and contain a nutrient called choline, which can help boost metabolism and energy levels.
  32. Oranges: High in vitamin C, which is known to boost energy levels.
  33. Strawberries: Rich in fiber and carbohydrates for sustained energy.
  34. Beans: Excellent source of complex carbohydrates and fiber for a slow and steady release of energy.
  35. Lentils: Packed with fiber, providing sustained energy.
  36. Chickpeas: Good source of fiber, carbs, and protein, which are known for their energy-boosting properties.
  37. Honey: A natural source of carbohydrates, provides strength and energy.
  38. Yogurt: Full of protein and carbohydrates, makes for a good energy-filled snack.
  39. Peanuts: High in healthy fats, proteins, and fiber for sustained energy.
  40. Edamame: Full of fiber and protein to provide long-lasting energy.
  41. Pumpkin Seeds: Contain antioxidants and a rich source of magnesium, iron, and protein.
  42. Sesame Seeds: Excellent source of nutrients including protein, fiber, and healthy fats.
  43. Broccoli: Packed with key nutrients that provide an energy boost.
  44. Seaweed: Contains a rich source of iodine which can promote thyroid function thus increasing energy.

In addition to these, there are some relatively easy non-food methods of increasing your energy level. Spoiler alert, the best is sleep!

  1. Regular Exercise: Boosts your overall health and enhances your mental and physical energy levels.
  2. Get Adequate Sleep: Proper rest is crucial for maintaining energy levels throughout the day.
  3. Proper Nutrition: Consuming a balanced diet of proteins, fats, and complex carbohydrates can provide sustained energy.
  4. Meditation: Helps to clear the mind and reduce stress, leading to improved mental energy.
  5. Yoga: Enhances physical and mental energy and reduces stress.
  6. Sunlight Exposure: Natural light exposure can enhance mood and energy, particularly in those with seasonal affective disorder.
  7. Healthy Snacks: Eating small, frequent meals throughout the day can help maintain blood sugar levels and prevent energy dips.
  8. Deep Breathing Exercises: Can increase oxygen supply to the brain and improve energy levels.
  9. Avoid Smoking: Smoking can decrease lung capacity and reduce the amount of oxygen available to your body, draining energy.
  10. Limit Alcohol: While small amounts of alcohol can have a relaxing effect, larger quantities can lead to feelings of fatigue and lethargy.
  11. Limit Refined Carbs: Foods high in refined carbs can cause blood sugar to spike and then crash, leading to energy dips.
  12. Stay Social: Spending time with friends and family, engaging in social activities, and maintaining a strong social network can help increase energy levels.
  13. Limit Screen Time: Too much time in front of screens can lead to eye strain and fatigue. Taking regular breaks can help maintain energy.
  14. Laugh: Laughter triggers the release of endorphins, which boost mood and increase energy levels.
  15. Listen to Upbeat Music: Music can provide an instant mood boost and help you feel more energetic.
  16. Stay Hydrated with Foods: Eating water-rich fruits and vegetables like cucumbers and watermelon can help keep you hydrated and energetic.
  17. Limit Sugary Drinks: High sugar drinks can lead to blood sugar spikes and crashes, causing dips in energy.
  18. Practice Good Posture: Sitting or standing with proper alignment can improve blood flow and energy levels.
  19. Take a Power Nap: A short nap in the afternoon can help boost energy levels without disrupting nighttime sleep.
  20. Chew Gum: The act of chewing can increase blood flow to the brain and help increase alertness and energy.
  21. Use Essential Oils: Certain essential oils like peppermint and citrus can have an energizing effect when inhaled.
  22. Stay Cool: Being in a cool environment can help keep you alert and focused.
  23. Acupuncture: This traditional Chinese practice is believed to help balance the body's energy flow or "qi," leading to increased energy.
  24. Get Regular Check-ups: Regular medical check-ups can catch potential health issues that may be draining your energy early.

Again, never underestimate the power of a good night's sleep. Whenever I commit to getting at least 6 - 8 hours of sleep, my energy level is higher and more consistent than when I take any supplement.

Matt Irving is the CEO of Super Easy Tech, LLC.
Matt is the founder of Fueling Food, Make It Super Easy, and Super Easy CRM. He is a beast of a software engineer, blogger, and gamer. Feel free to connect on any of the platforms listed below.

Posted by: Matt Irving on 06/28/2023


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