Bite-Sized: Eating for Energy

5 ways to boost energy with nutritional therapist Alice Mackintosh.

Feeling tired all the time is the most common complaint in GP surgery’s, in this short episode we break down the simple steps to combat exhaustion from balancing blood sugar to the key vitamins and minerals to look out for, plus the role of coffee, sugar and artificial sweeteners.

Here’s a simple recap - eat lots of bright, colourful, whole food ingredients and look at:

Balancing blood sugar

Switching to whole grains

Including protein in every meal

Including lots of iron (with vitamin C for added absorption), B vitamins, magnesium and essential fats (omega 3)

Be mindful of the quantity and timing of coffee consumption

Try to avoid consuming lots of additives, refined foods, artificial sweeteners and burnt foods

Alice Mackintosh:


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