Written by: Brandi Monasco
You feel drained. Tired. Maybe even down right exhausted.
It happens to us all. We are overworked and have a lot going on in our lives. But even when you rest as much as possible, sometimes you still have that nagging feeling that you are still worn down and sluggish.
This is called fatigue and it can be caused by mental or physical exhaustion. Your body and mind might be overworked or overwhelmed, causing you to just feel completely exhausted.
If you find yourself suffering from fatigue, there are a few things that you can do to make yourself feel better and they include watching what you put into your body!
Water is a major factor when it comes to your energy. Being dehydrated can actually make you feel run down and sluggish. On top of that, you can also get headaches, have bad concentration and may even feel like you are in a bad mood. The next time you are feeling sluggish, drink a big glass of water.
One study shows that bananas work just as well as sports drinks at keeping cyclists fueled. This is because bananas are packed with potassium which plays major important roles in your body, one of which is helping you fight off fatigue.
3. Chia Seeds
When you are feeling slow, eating chia seeds can be a quick and healthy way to get an energy pep. They do not contain sugar, but are said to be just as effective as sport and energy drinks. They also contain the right ratio of proteins, fats and fibers, all of which can give you that energy boost without a crash later.
Oatmeal is made up of carbohydrates that spend the least amount of time sitting in your stomach. And because they do not spend that much time in your stomach, they give you a quick energy boost. However, you do not get that sugar crash later on like you do with those processed sugar cereals. Oatmeal is also full of fiber which will helps you to feel fuller for a longer amount of time, which is great for those who are trying to lose weight.
There is a reason why so many people swear by eating spinach. It’s great for your health inside and out. It is full of magnesium and potassium as well as B-vitamins, which are also needed to supply your body with energy. Spinach also contains vitamin C, which is needed to help boost iron absorption within your body.
What are your go-to pick-me-ups when you are feeling fatigued and sluggish? Share with us in the comments below!
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