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FOODS THAT FIGHT FATIGUE

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1) Green Tea – Green tea contains many powerful antioxidant properties that can help reduce stress, tiredness, and even improve your memory. Green tea also acts as an appetite suppressor, which is ideal for people trying to lose weight. You can add some fresh squeezed lemon juice, a little ginger, and a teaspoon of honey for an effective cold remedy as well!

2) Watermelon – Everyone’s favorite summertime treat is a great energy booster to combat drowsiness. Watermelons are high in electrolytes, which stave off dehydration. The high amounts of lycopene inside the watermelon helps promote a healthy cardiovascular system.

3) Spinach – Spinach helps increase your metabolism, since it’s loaded with vitamin C, vitamin B, magnesium, and iron. The high levels of iron found within the leafy green vegetable, helps the blood deliver oxygen quicker to the cells. Spinach can be added to salads, soups, stews, and even blended into a smoothie drink. There was a very good reason why Popeye ate his spinach!

4) Bananas – Bananas are extremely high in potassium, which aids in converting the digested sugar into energy. Bananas contain a wide spectrum of essential vitamins and omega fatty acids that give you the needed energy to stay awake. They also prevent dehydration, which is a very common cause of fatigue. Sliced bananas go well with oatmeal or cold muesli.

5) Oatmeal – Oatmeal is the perfect breakfast to starting your day off right! Oatmeal contains the good carbohydrates, which are stored in the body as glycogen. The high fiber content helps keep your blood sugar levels well-maintained throughout the day. You can add almost any chopped fruit to the oatmeal to enrich the flavor and nutrients. Sprinkle a bit of cinnamon inside for an amazing taste!

6) Yogurt – Yogurt contains the vitamin B12 and probiotics, which are used to kill bacteria, and improve digestion. Yogurts provide excellent s of energy, which help keep you awake and fully focused all day. Avoid sugary or processed yogurts, and go for the Greek yogurt instead. Greek yogurts have been strained from whey, making them much healthier to consume.

7) Walnuts – When it comes to healthy snacks, very few can compete with walnuts. Walnuts are rich s of omega-3 fatty acids, and very high in fiber as well. Walnuts are used to treat depression and increase mental focus. They can be added to salads, cereals, yogurts, or eaten naturally.

8) Red Bell Peppers – Did you know that a cup of red bell peppers actually contains more vitamin C than an entire orange?! Red bell peppers are loaded with that magical vitamin, which also prevents fatigue symptoms from occurring. You can bake them, roast them, grill them, or simply eat them raw.

9) Beans – Beans contain so many vital heh benefits that it would take pages to write about them! Beans are great s of protein, iron, and its extremely high fiber content. You can choose from a wide assortment, which includes; black beans, kidney beans, soybeans, and red beans. Try to avoid the sugary baked beans, and choose one of the above-mentioned types instead.

10) Pumpkin Seeds – If you’re looking for a quick energy boosting snack, pumpkin seeds, are your answer! The seeds are high in omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins B1, B2, B5, B6, and all the essential minerals your body needs to stay energized. A handful of pumpkin seeds can help keep fatigue away.

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Author: txnaturalpediatrics

By training, I am a American Board Certified Pediatrician. But in my younger years I grew up with natural alternatives. As a mom I have tried to incorporate both for my kids and it has worked wonders. And finally, as I am studying natural & alternative medicines, I realize the beauty and wisdom of living closer to earth. Hence in my practice I integrate both...for acute ailments I follow American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation but for simple and/or chronic conditions I prefer natural alternatives. In western training we were raised to think that "health is the absence of symptoms and problems". But eastern sensibilities has educated me that "Health is state that allows one to use the full capabilities of their body, mind and intellect. Therefore, healthy living is a balanced state of well being: physically, mentally, socially and spiritually." This implies that healing is not a "one-pill-fits-all", but a personalized experience.

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