Energy Tips

Tips on how to have lots of energy

By the morning, your body has been without food for many hours, so it needs refuelling. Think of your mobile phone – your body also needs recharging daily. To keep your energy levels up, eat breakfast. Top a high fibre breakfast cereal or wholemeal bread with a chopped banana. If you have time whizz up a smoothie with natural yoghurt and fresh fruit and juice.

Eat regularly

On top of your three meals a day, boost your energy with healthy snacks such as:

  • Fruit – choose fresh, dried or a smoothie.
  • Flavoured yoghurt or a glass of low fat milk.
  • Oat cereal bar.
  • Packet of mixed nuts and seeds.

Eat foods rich in iron

We need lots of iron, and girls need even more than boys. Iron helps the body make haemoglobin, the red pigment in our blood, which carries oxygen around the body. We need this oxygen to produce energy.

These foods below contain iron:

  • Red meat such as beef and lamb.
  • Fortified breakfast cereals.
  • Wholegrain bread.
  • Green vegetables such as broccoli and spinach.
  • Dried fruit such as apricots or raisins.

Keep well hydrated