We live in an era where people always find something for a quick fix. When you need a
quick energy boost, for example, people would often reach for energy drinks or coffee
and although they can certainly give you that extra push, they are not great for your body.
That is because aside from its noxious concoction of chemicals, they are often packed
with sugar which, when taken in high doses, could lead to diabetes and further
Now, what foods are great in fighting fatigue? Read on to find out.
If your mother taught you to drink milk before bedtime, then that is good. Milk contains
protein which can help promote muscle development and aid in the regulation of
hormones in the body.
Aside from that, milk can restore your electrolyte balance and keep your body hydrated
as you become more active.
But, even though you’re accustomed to drinking milk before bedtime, you can actually
drink milk any time of the day.
Did you know that the Mayans and Aztecs actually enjoyed eating Chia seeds? That is
because they are chockfull of nutrients that your body needs for amazing energy and endurance.
Chia seeds are just jam-packed with goodies. It contains antioxidants, mainly quercetin,
which is helpful in muscle recovery. It has potassium, iron, and magnesium which are
minerals that are known to give you a jolt of energy.
Not to mention that it is one of the best protein and fiber sources out there without the
Aside from the fact that they contain fiber, beans can also help you stabilize your blood
sugar levels as well. They contain magnesium which can help your body rest better
when you sleep at night.
Beans are complex carbohydrates which means that they take longer to fully be
digested by the body, thus giving you more energy for longer periods of time.
Mushrooms are the best meal alternatives when it comes to protein. Aside from the fact
that they contain B-vitamins, mushrooms also contain niacin and pantothenic acid.
All of the things that mushrooms contain can help promote good aerobic energy
production and it also has an added effect of protecting the mitochondria from any
damage during the entire process as well.
For those of you who do not know, niacin helps in converting the foods that you eat into
usable energy and pantothenic acid is required to fight fatigue as it helps the adrenal
glands at a time of stress.
Aside from the fact that they are quite delicious, sweet potatoes are a rich source of
high-quality fiber and potassium.
There is a reason why bodybuilders love sweet potatoes because its high potassium
content ensures that their electrolyte levels are balanced all throughout. And, did I
mention that eating them can also help lower blood pressure as well?
Oolong, green, and black teas contain Theanine, which is an amino acid that helps
promote mental alertness.
Its small caffeine content can also help improve your energy levels as well and the good
thing is that it will not result in a crash like what you are used to when consuming coffee.