Fatigue has now become the most irritating issue for many people around the globe. Fatigue is feeling sleepy, tired and exhausted with consistent drowsiness which impels you to have several cups of coffee. Fatigue is associated with symptoms such as feeling lethargic, poor energy, mood changes and drowsiness.

Now coming to reasons for feeling fatigued, foods and eating habits highly affect your mood and body's energy bar hence it is essential to eat smart foods for fighting fatigue. Lack of sleep, sedentary lifestyle, zero or less physical activity, depression, stress, anxiety, obesity are some of the crucial reasons due to which people feel fatigued. Here are the smart and healthy foods that will definitely help you to fight fatigue.

Fatigue Fighting Foods

Fatigue Fighting Foods

  1. Oatmeal

    The fitness freaks would love this food. Oatmeal is not only a great option for losing weight but also helps fight fatigue. Oatmeals are the great breakfast options as they keep your energy levels high all day by feeding your brain and muscles. Oatmeal are loaded with fibre and protein that significantly treats fatigueness. Eating one bowl of oatmeal with fresh berries can be super helpful for treating obesity as well as getting rid of fatigue.

  2. Chia Seeds-An Effective Food to Fight Fatigue

    Chia seeds are the best running foods that are full of fibre, help you to improve brain and body performance. Chia seeds keep blood sugar levels balanced and the omega 3 fatty acids present in chia seeds reduce inflammation in your body to keep your brain and muscles fresh and active. Chia seeds are rich in iron, magnesium, potassium and antioxidants that are effective in fighting fatigue.

  3. Beans

    Beans are a great source of fibre, carbohydrates and protein. Fibres keep your stomach feel full for long time and extend the energy levels of your body derived from carbs for feeling active and full of energy. Beans are one of the best foods that fight fatigue as they have a good amount of magnesium that relaxes body by restoring lost energy in your body.

  4. Mushrooms

    Mushrooms such as crimini mushrooms are special foods that help in fighting fatigue. Mushrooms are rich in vitamin B, pantothenic acid, riboflavin, thiamine, niacin, vitamin B6 and folate that are responsible to energy production in your body. Vitamin B helps in energy production in the body and riboflavin boosts aerobic energy production. Pantothenic acids fights fatigue caused due to stress.

  5. Nuts

    Nuts are a good source of fibre and protein that boost energy and keep the energy level stable in your body. Potassium, magnesium and sodium replenish and restore lost energy in your body hence are the smart foods to fight fatigue and stay active all day.

  6. Carbohydrates

    Carbohydrates elevate body's potential energy by refilling it. Complex and simple carbohydrates instantly boost and enhance your mood by killing stress, depression and drowsiness. Foods such as chocolates, potato chips, sweets, cakes can help to fight fatigue but make sure not to consume too much of these foods as they can be the only reason behind your obesity.

  7. Whole-Wheat Bread

    Whole wheat bread is loaded in fibres and carbohydrates that instantly hike the blood sugar level by enhancing your mood quickly. Whole wheat bread is one of the best carbohydrate foods that not only help you to fight fatigue but also stay full for long time.

  8. Bananas

    Bananas are the instant energy booster foods that make you active and feel fresh. Bananas are the rich source of potassium, fibre and vitamin B6 that are responsible for maintaining potential energy level in your body all day. Bananas help to fight fatigue significantly as they increase blood sugar level in your body fighting depression and stress.

  9. Yogurt

    Yogurt is a food that is a rich source of protein, carbohydrates, healthy fats and probiotics. Protein keeps your stomach full, carbs produce energy all day and probiotics increase the level of tryptophan in the brain that is a precursor of serotonin that induces sleep but by fighting both emotional and physical fatigue.

  10. Water

    Last but the of course not the least, water one of the best food option you can rely on to fight fatigue. If you feel lethargic, exhausted and sleepy drink 2 glasses of water to feel energetic and active because when your body gets hydrated and all the body functions get boost and your hormone production process becomes faster to make you feel active and energised.

    Besides these smart foods for fighting fatigue you must exercise everyday to stay active, you must try to get eight hours of sleep to avoid day time fatigueness and take frequent breaks from your work to get busy in some entertaining activities to recharge your body with energy to get back to your work with active mind and body.

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Last Modified On: May 17, 2016

Pain Assist Inc.

Pramod Kerkar
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