5 Tips to Combat Fatigue Through Diet
If you've been feeling exhausted physically and mentally these days and you are needing an extra "boost" to meet your daily tasks (which are always more and more!), I recommend paying close attention to what you are eating. Yes, girl, to overcome mental and physical fatigue, your diet is one of the most important things, and when you change your eating habits you'll feel so well that you'll wish you'd done it before. So, what are you waiting for? Besides, you could get the added benefit of losing a few pounds, which will also help you feel better.
According to the article Physical and mental fatigue 5 effective remedies to combat it from the magazine Ellahoy.es,this is what you have to do to overcome that fatigue once and for all and feel more energetic and lively.
- Eat five meals a day: According to the article, it's better to eat small portions five times a day than to overeat or skip a meal. If you eat a lot and then stop eating for many hours, your blood glucose levels have pronounced peaks, which makes you feel tired and even sleepy. With five meals a day, your blood sugar levels remain stable and the energy cycle isn't interrupted. So, get organized to have five small meals a day instead of three large ones.
- Eat foods that are rich in carbohydrates: What? Should we eat harmful carbohydrates? Yes, but complex carbohydrates, such as whole grains, legumes, potatoes, fruits, and vegetables. These foods give you energy gradually, and are especially important for brain health.
- Avoid simple carbohydrates: Those are really the "bad guys in the movie". I am referring to sugar, cake, bread; they give us energy very fast, but soon after lead to fatigue and hunger.
- Include vitamin C in your diet: According to the article Ellahoy.es, and it's a fact backed by many years of study, vitamin deficiencies can be the cause of physical and mental fatigue. Let's talk specifically about vitamin C, known to strengthen defenses and facilitate iron absorption, thus preventing anemia (fatigue is one of its symptoms). It's best to get vitamin C from foods and it can be found in citrus fruits and peppers.
- Drink plenty of liquid: To have more energy, it's important to avoid dehydration, which besides fatigue, can also cause headaches and other overwhelming and debilitating symptoms. Drink water, broths, teas. Of course, avoids sodas and sugary drinks.
Using these five recommendations you'll sleep better, feel new, and revitalized to face whatever comes your way and overcome it successfully.