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FIGHT THE Fatigue!
- 11 Aug - 17 Aug, 2018
- health & nutrition
Do you feel the unwelcome feel of fatigue and lethargy creep up on you at the work desk? Don’t just slump and keep chugging on cups of coffee, fight it with energy-enriched foods. Sugar and caffeine may give you that needed kick of fuel, but it is soon followed by a crash. To get that sustained source of energy, reach for foods with complex carbs, protein, and fiber. Here is a cheat sheet of all the food and drinks you need to beat the fatigue.
Next time you feel the slump coming, drink two glasses of good old H20. The science is simple; dehydration is often a primary cause of fatigue. It leads to headaches, enervation, inability to concentrate and can even cause mood swings.
Don’t let their tiny size undermine the nutrients chia seeds pack. They lend a big helping hand in hydration by absorbing 10 times their weight in water. They also have the perfect ratio of protein, fats, and fiber which render you an energy boost devoid of a follow-up crash.
Running low on energy levels? That is your green light to peeling and munching on a banana stash. Research proves that eating bananas work as good as many sports drinks, which many cyclists use to fuel up. High in potassium, bananas also store fiber and vitamin B6, something you may not find in the average energy drink.
Packed with a punch of protein, fiber, and iron, quinoa is quick to recharge your enervating body. Grab on some muffins or other food items which have healthy smattering of quinoa, and you will have your energy levels ablaze and running.
You can befriend fat too, you know. Some healthy fats can help replenish your energy. Almonds, for instance, are enriched with healthy monosaturated fats which give your body that needed pick-me-up.
The essential secrets of this beverage no longer remain in hiding. The blend of of caffeine and L-theanine give you a cash-free energy. Research also proves that green tea boosts brainpower and intelligence. Isn’t that enough reason to brew some for yourself right now?
Kudos to a combined trio of carbs, protein, and fiber, beans can go a long way in preventing fatigue sabotage your concentration at work. This is how it works; protein fills you up, the carbs boost your energy, and the fiber helps regulate blood sugar. Black beans work the best in this case, when your body’s fuel tank needs refilling.
They are not just a fitting choice of breakfast food, enjoy a bowl of piping hot oatmeal to keep the energy levels elevated all day long. Not only are they high in fiber and protein but contain a low glycemic load, which plays a key role in stabilising blood sugar levels.
For a long-lasting kick of energy, whole-wheat bread is your best friend. The complex carb raises your blood sugar gradually instead of pushing it up at turbo-speed.
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