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6 Foods That Fight Fatigue


It’s natural to feel fatigue at certain times of day, particularly just after waking in the morning or at the end of a long day. But persistent tiredness or feeling exhausted after meals can be an indication of improper diet.

There are certain nutrients the body needs in order to sustain its energy levels throughout the day, including carbohydrates, protein and healthy fats. Regularly incorporating these six fueling foods into meals and snacks can help to fend off fatigue and allow maximization of awake hours.

1. Whole Grains

Despite how many weight loss programs paint carbohydrates in a bad light, they continue to be the nutrient the body prefers to get its energy from. Whole grains—such as oats, quinoa and brown rice—are among the best sources, as they are considered complex carbohydrates, which burn slowly and help to sustain blood sugar levels.

Whole grains are also a good source of fiber, which, according to WebMD, “helps the carbohydrates that we eat to be more slowly absorbed by the body,” resulting in a more balanced release of energy over time.

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