In this fast moving world many of us are physically and mentally drained most of the time. All of us could use more energy. When we are feeling low on energy we usually tend to go for foods or drinks which are high in carbohydrates, especially from sugar and/or caffeine. These foods and drinks might give you the temporary surge of energy and thereafter you will feel drained again.
There are better and healthier foods which can provide you with natural boost of energy that can keep your body adequately fueled.
Do you know there are some nutrients which can make you feel energized? Let us take a look at some of the essential nutrients and from which food you can consume to fight off fatigue.
Iron deficiency can lead to fatigue caused by anemia. People who are low in iron feel tired and weak and have difficulty concentrating. You can load up on beef (red meat), pork, black beans, oatmeal, sesame seeds, spinach.
If you include protein in your first meal of the day you can prevent feeling of stress or depression. Amino acids actually produce proteins and can help to boost our energy. Foods like avocados, sweet potatoes, almond milk, fish, fowl, quinoa, barley are all high in protein.
Magnesium is a vital mineral that is needed for things like muscle and nerve functions, energy production, bone health and healthy blood sugar readings. It also helps to relax muscles and aids in ease of falling asleep. You can find magnesium in beef (red meat), salmon, milk, potato, fortified cereals, etc.
Potassium manages important body functions like controlling the heart rate, maintaining healthy nervous system, transporting nutrients to cells. Lacking in potassium makes you feel weak and exhausted. Some of the foods that are rich in potassium are oranges, raisins, whole wheat, dates, blueberries, cashews, etc.
The next time you are feeling tired, you can also try drinking plain water. Sometimes our body may feel fatigue just because we are not adequately hydrated.