Why am I tired?
Fatigue can be a symptom of several more or less serious problems. In general, it occurs during stressful periods, an unhealthy lifestyle or even because of potential deficiencies. Defining the origin of fatigue makes it possible to find the best way to remedy it. If you feel tired and want to fix it, this article is for you! A healthy lifestyle is the key to regaining energy. Food has a considerable impact on our body, taking care of your health starts on your plate!
What foods should you eat to fight fatigue?
It's true it's not a food per se, but hydrating properly throughout the day is essential! Indeed, if your body is dehydrated you will feel tired. Your body is made up of over 70% water. Therefore, if you don't hydrate enough, your body will be out of whack . It is this disorder that is the cause of fatigue.
Superfoods have become very trendy in recent years thanks to their considerable benefits on the body . They are named for their high concentration of vitamins or minerals.
Among them, you can find spirulina , an algae (often in powder form) rich in protein. Chia seeds are also an excellent source of vegetable protein, they also have a very good iron and calcium content. They are usually in the form of porridge, for breakfast or as a snack. The very popular goji berries are very high in fiber and vitamin C. They are often eaten in salads and add a tangy touch.
There are still many other superfoods that you can add to your recipes to fill up on energy !
Avoid added sugars
Added sugar is bad for the body because it promotes drowsiness . In addition to the problems of fatigue, an excess of sugar has serious consequences on your health if you consume it in the long term. According to the WHO (World Health Organization), an adult should not consume more than 30g of sugar per day. If you want to reduce your fatigue, reduce your consumption of processed sugary products as much as possible.
Promote raw and fresh vegetables
For a quality diet rich in vitamins , eat fresh and seasonal vegetables. Indeed, the less the product is processed, the richer its nutrient content will be! It is better to avoid prepared meals (often very salty or sweet), frozen and canned vegetables.
Consume dietary supplements as needed
If you have deficiencies or more sustained fatigue, supplementing your diet with food supplements can be a good solution. The three nutrients often associated with fatigue are vitamin C, iron and magnesium. Indeed, if their level in your body is too low, it is possible to feel some fatigue.
Ironshark Nutrition offers a whole range dedicated to health and well-being. You can find vitamin C , magnesium , a complex of vitamins and minerals including iron, as well as many other products according to your needs.
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