Moving house is tiring, from packaging everything in your house; to re-decorating your new place; to spending hours trying to figure out how that DIY bookshelf is meant to slot together.
Here are our top recommendations of takeaway foods to keep you energized:
Lean pork, beef and chicken
Protein , huh, what is it good for? Absolutely everything! Protein is fantastic for boosting energy levels and muscle repair. Protein includes amino acid tyrosine; tyrosine boost levels of dopamine and noradrenaline, two brain chemicals that help you feel more alert/focused. As you’ll need to be active and alert whilst moving house, this is just what the doctor ordered! But enough of the science, what does that mean you should eat? Lots of tasty, lean meat – pork, beef and chicken.
Meal suggestion: Beef Madras
Garlic and chilli
These are the odd-two-out in this line-up, less about providing energy and more about staving off illness. Whilst moving house it’s easy to catch colds or flu, the combination of exhaustive activity and moving to a new area/house can often result in catching a nasty bug. So you need something tasty to help fight back, and that’s where garlic and chilli come in. Compounds in garlic contain antioxidant properties, whilst chillies are high in vitamin A, great for boosting your immune system. Combined these two create a tasty, illness fighting force.
Meal suggestion: Chilli beef ramen
Eggs supply a high amount of protein and are therefore a great source of energy; most people experience better energy levels when consuming a good source of protein at every meal. Eating them “plain” (fried, scrambled, poached) is obviously an easy and cost effective way to keep yourself energised, however there are lots of tastier ways to enjoy eggs whilst still getting all the good protein.
Meal suggestion: Egg fried rice – Get one with chicken too for an added protein kick. Though make sure not to over stuff yourself, rice expands in your stomach!