We have all experienced that mid-afternoon slump. You start to feel your eye lids droop and you contemplate taking a little nap at your desk. If this is happening to you, try some of the following foods to give you a boost that will carry you until dinner.
1. Walnuts: Walnuts are rich in Omega 3 Fatty Acids. These fatty acids are so important for brain function, and research is now showing that they may help to fight depression – which can be a huge causative factor in fatigue.
2. Watermelon: Watermelon is rich in easy to digest and absorb carbohydrates, which is the fuel that each one of your cells runs on. It’s also a rich source of hydration and easy for your kidney’s to process. Being chronically dehydrated can cause feelings of fatigue.
3. Berries: Berries are rich in antioxidants. These antioxidants defend your cells from free radical damage. When your cells are working optimally, you will feel better and have more energy!
4. Dark Leafy Greens: Dark leafy greens are rich in chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is a molecule that looks very similar to our red blood cells, only it contains a magnesium ion in the center, instead of an iron ion. Chlorophyll is known to help oxygenate the blood, which will help your body deliver more oxygen and nutrients to your cells, and more effectively carry waste away from them. The more effectively your red blood cells work, the more energy you will have.
5. Seeds: Seeds are rich in magnesium, which is a mineral that helps to dilate the blood vessels and relax smooth muscle tissue. This allows for more oxygen rich blood to reach your cells, increasing your energy levels.
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