9. Try foods that fight fatigue
Food is one of your best weapons when it comes to fighting fatigue but it’s not just what you eat, it can also be when you eat it! If you have a healthy diet already, but are still experiencing regular energy slumps, try reassessing your meals – are you eating a big lunch or dinner with nothing in between, as if so, that could be causing the problem?
By switching over to 4-6 smaller meals a day as opposed to 3 big meals, you’ll keep a more stable blood sugar level and likely feel less fatigued, as this secures a slower release of energy. Aim to eat foods with a high nutritional value and low sugar content – and always avoid processed foods, as research has found they cause inflammation, a contributing factor to fatigue symptoms.
Give sodas, excess salt, and anything made with white flour a hard pass and instead, eat more lean protein, fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables and whole grains. Nuts and seeds are high in both protein and healthy fats and are a great way to get an instant energy boost – especially almonds, walnuts, brazil nuts, and cashews.
Bananas are superheroes when it comes to fighting fatigue, as they contain several essential nutrients including malic acid, potassium, and magnesium, which help your body to produce more energy. When researchers compared them to sports drinks designed to give athletes energy, they found bananas provided them with just as much!