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Natural Energy Sources for Your Body

It’s no secret, but simply put: the body needs energy to operate. Afterall, it’s this energy that helps the body to keep in working order, helping to complete the natural processes that the human body completes on a daily basis.

…Add to that, working, exercising and just plain old living, and your body then requires even more energy to get through the day.

In order to keep your body’s energy up, it’s important to know where to get it from. Our team of health and wellness professionals put together this quick overview. Find out where your body sources the natural energy it uses to keep you thriving and surviving, below! 


Your body uses carbohydrates as a primary source of energy. Carbs can be both processed and natural, and the best bet is to choose more natural carbs to benefit from the nutrients they retain. There are two types of carbohydrates that your body uses for energy: 

  • Simple
  • Complex


Fiber is a carbohydrate that your body can’t digest. Why is it a natural energy source, then? Because it increases feelings of fullness, lowers cholesterol and may lower the chances of getting some kinds of cancers. There are two types of fibers:

  • Soluble 
  • Insoluble 


Your body uses fat to stay energized and in the processes of producing fatty acids and absorbing vitamins. But, be careful; even though fat is an integral part of your diet and maintaining your bodily functions, too much can be a not-so-good thing. The fat that you find in your food comes in three different types:

  • Polyunsaturated 
  • Monounsaturated 
  • Saturated 


Proteins are necessary to create energy, rebuild muscles, maintain body processes, produce chemicals and transport nutrients all across your body. You can find protein in meat, dairy, legumes, eggs, meat substitutes and many more. There are two main types of proteins:

  • Nonessential amino acids 
  • Essential amino acids 


Vitamins help your body use the energy it gathers from its primary energy sources. Vitamins also work hard for the nervous system and to prevent diseases. Because ultra-refined foods can lose vitamins during processing, they are sometimes added back in, but natural foods enrich your body with vitamins without using additives. People also take supplements to ensure they get the proper vitamin intake


Your body uses minerals and trace minerals for different regulatory functions. Minerals help balance your chemicals, contribute to the health of your teeth and other vital parts. Fresh foods like fruits, fish, poultry and vegetables can help ensure regular mineral intake.


Your body is over 60% water, so it is no wonder that H2O is an essential part of keeping your energy up. Your water intake is vital to adequate bodily functioning and regulation and helps protect joints, tissues and organs. Also, dehydration is a severe condition, and drinking water regularly is essential in prevention.  

Looking For A Holistic Approach To Your Regime? 

When it comes to health and wellness, a great holistic approach can include both nutritional health, along with the right chiropractic service. Want to learn more? Reach out to Raleigh Specific Chiropractic! Our goal is to bring greater harmony, balance and order to your overall health and well being. 

Contact our team online, or call us directly at (919) 846-7004 to set up a consultation, today!