Fruits and vegetables are technically carbohydrates. According to the Harvard School of Medicine, “Carbohydrates provide the body with glucose, which is converted to energy used to support bodily functions and physical activity.”
It is important to seek out carbohydrates that can also supply you with vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants. Fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are a great way to consume carbohydrates for sustained energy.
A study of 75 endurance cyclists found that eating bananas before and during prolonged and intense exercise experienced great results, including keeping energy levels up as well as supporting blood glucose levels and supporting innate immune markers.
Looking for an easy way to feel the energy from more fruits and vegetables in your diet? Ruvi provides a wide variety of 8-10 different fruits and vegetables in every freeze dried powder packet that you can easily mix up with water, or milk of your choice, for an instant smoothie in 30 seconds or less. There’s never been an easier way to feel the power that fruits and vegetables provide!
Vitamins and minerals are essential nutrients that enable cellular activity and proper metabolic function. They are critical for oxygen transport, energy-giving metabolism, and brain and muscle function. One study found the vast role that vitamins and minerals in fruits and vegetables play on your health and your energy.
For example B vitamins, found abundantly in some fruits and vegetables, are involved in the energy-producing steps of cell activity and you need a sufficient supply of vitamin B for the cell to produce energy.
Vitamin C, iron and magnesium, through different mechanisms, are essential for energy production in the metabolism process.
Additionally, iron and several B vitamins work to transport oxygen through the cardiovascular system and to your muscles. A lack of these nutrients results in muscle weakness and fatigue.
Vitamins and minerals are also essential in proper brain function which requires a vast amount of energy. These nutrients establish brain structure and intercellular connections in the brain.
Overall, the vitamins and minerals found in fruits and vegetables absolutely DO help you with energy production from the cellular level to the fuel/carbohydrate level. The USDA recommends 10 half cup servings of fruits and vegetables (half your plate) to maintain base-level function and energy. They recommend more than that for enhanced energy and well being.
We recommend drinking one Ruvi every day to give you nearly half your daily servings of fruits and vegetables. Plus the big variety of 26 different fruits and vegetables ensures you are getting a wide range of vitamins and minerals. Just pour, shake, and drink to start feeling more energy everyday!
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