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Fighting Fatigue with Food

So many of us experience fatigue as we try to keep up with and balance our work and home lives; if ignored, it can become chronic and put us at an increased risk for disease. By eating the right foods (those that release energy more slowly, giving us more long-lasting energy), we can fight fatigue!

Here are some foods that can do the job:

  • Oatmeal (old-fashioned, steel-cut) and whole grain foods
  • Beans
  • Nuts and Seeds, especially chia seeds
  • Yogurt (Greek)
  • Spinach
  • Bananas
  • Eggs

Be creative; mix these foods with other foods in your diet or with each other: add nuts and seeds to your yogurt or spinach salad, include spinach in your omelet or on your sandwich instead of lettuce.

Do try to stay away from those foods containing sugar and caffeine:

  • Candy
  • Junk Food
  • Energy Drinks
  • White Bread

They may provide you with a quick burst of energy but that will be followed by a major slump.

Even more importantly, stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water!

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