1. Eat foods with a low glycaemic index
Research has discovered that foods high on the glycemic index scale, like sugary pastries and processed grains, worsen feelings of tiredness and fatigue, as though they provide an instant energy boost, they can lead to slump shortly afterwards, due to a rapid fall in blood sugar. These dramatic peaks and troughs cause you to lose energy and on top of that processed and high sugar foods also create inflammation, which additionally affects energy levels.
If you suffer from frequent fatigue, cutting down on sugary and over-processed foods and adding more fibre and low-glycemic index fare to your diet could help to combat your symptoms, as these foods release energy more slowly over time, which helps to keep blood sugar levels stable. Low glycemic index foods include natural yoghurt, broccoli, lettuce and mushrooms, as well as wholegrains such as brown rice and stone ground whole wheat bread.
Swapping out cola, coffee, and soda for naturally sweetened water or herbal tea is a good idea too -though caffeine is fine in moderation, you shouldn’t drink too much, as it can exhaust your adrenal glands, which will further deplete your energy stores.