9 foods that takes away your energy

by Fitnea


There are thieves among foods, stealing your energy and harming your health. Everything you eat has an impact on your energy levels. More specifically, eating the wrong foods can leave you feeling tired and unable to focus.

If you do not want to drag through your work day, try avoiding some of these foods. We unmask some of the energy thieve- foods for you.

Depleted food

Depleted food is food that has been microwaved, worked up with chemicals or genetically altered. Sadly, that’s the bulk of many people’s diet. These things rob food of its life force and you end up eating what is called hungry food. Rather than giving energy, such food actually robs you of energy. And imagine that makes you eat even more. Every living thing, including humans, animals and plants has an energy body. When that energy is not spoiled, the food is nourishing and vitalizing. When the energy is discharged, the food steals your energy.


Turkey is probably the most popular sleepy food out of there. The reason turkey makes you tired is because it contains tryptophan- an amino acid that relaxes your body. Of course, eating a turkey sandwich probably won’t put you to sleep, but you should control how much turkey you ingest.

High sugar candy

Sugary foods and candy can trick you into thinking they are adding energy when they are not. That is because when you first eat them; your blood sugar levels rise way up. However, your body then instinctually releases insulin and the blood sugar levels drop rapidly. What is the result? You crash as you run out of energy.

Fried foods

Because fried foods are very fatty, it takes much more energy to break them down during digestion. As a result, eating fried chicken or French fries is a surefire way to quickly drain your body of energy.

Red meat

Red meat takes longer to digest than almost any other food. This means your body needs to use a lot of energy to break down red meat than it would for a slice of fish.


Have you ever noticed how tired you get after drinking a glass or two of wine? The reason for this is that alcohol actually slows down central nervous system of your body. This causes you to feel completely wiped out and drained. Unfortunately, alcohol can also lead to insomnia, meaning you won’t be able to get the rest necessary to get your energy levels back up.


Because bread contains carbohydrates, eating too much of it can leave you without energy. This is because bread causes the body to quickly raise and decrease its blood sugar levels. It is the peak and valley symptoms. One second you are feeling full of energy, the next, you are deadly tired.


Pasta is another starchy food that can cause a sudden drop of your blood sugar levels. That is because starch is stored in the body as a sugar. As it was mentioned earlier, as your blood sugar levels increase, your body releases insulin, causing your blood sugar levels to come crashing down.

Dead water

There is nothing quite like clean and fresh water. It revitalizes refreshes and cools. Water can take on the energy imprint of other substances. Water is an essential medium through which energy flows throughout your system. By the time you reach for one glass of water from your kitchen tap, it has passed through a whole system and processing that effectively deadens the water. Bottled water also has its cons. Trapped in plastic bottles, stored in dark places and sitting on store shelves under fluorescent lighting takes a toll. Dead water does not act particularly refreshing or revitalizing.


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