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3 Foods That Can Drain Your Energy

Foods that drain your energy can take a toll on how you feel. If you do not have enough energy, you might not perform as well at work, school or in everyday life. Energy is fuel, so it is important to ensure you are putting healthy and nutritious foods into your body.

Here are 3 foods that can drain your energy.

Processed Grains

Have you ever had a bowl of pasta or rice and felt extra tired afterwards? It’s because these foods generally create a rise in blood sugar and insulin levels. As a result, you may feel a significant drop in energy. Processed grains don’t contain the bran found in whole grains. Bran is a fibre that slows the absorption of carbohydrates in the grains, which helps maintain steady blood sugar and insulin levels. Try to eat as many whole-grain foods as you can.


Surprisingly, coffee, which is known as an energy booster, can drain your energy. Many coffee drinkers will have at least one cup a day. With regular consumption, your body becomes used to the caffeine and you might not get the same boost in energy. Additionally, if you drink coffee due to a lack of sleep or energy, you may find you are even more tired at the end of the day.

Fast Foods

Fast foods tend to be low in the vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients that you need for energy. In addition to robbing your body of energy-boosting nutrition, fast foods reduce your consumption of nutrient-rich foods, so they have a double-negative effect on your energy levels.

We are here to support you. Reach out and speak to your Herbal One counsellor for insights and advice on proper nutrition to fuel your body!

If you liked this blog, check out this one on, “How to Eat Healthy at a Barbecue.”


If you have any questions or concerns, stop by, call, or email your Herbal One centre and our qualified counsellors will be happy to give you tips and some great ideas that will help reach your weight loss goals.

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