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5 super foods that help fight fatigue

Last updated on: November 15, 2011 16:05 IST

5 super foods that help fight fatigue

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Hectice lifestyle getting you down? Try out these five superfoods that will help fight fatigue

Can foods really help fight fatigue it seems many studies corroborate that fact.

Fatigue may be due to physical, mental, or emotional exertions and you can fight fatigue with few appropriate food bites.


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Oatmeal

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Oatmeal is not only a super food for your heart but is great for your digestive health plus boosts your energy for a long period of time as it rich in dietary fiber. Foods rich in dietary fiber releases sugar slowly.

Oatmeal is also perfect food for fighting fatigue because it contains protein, magnesium, phosphorus, and vitamin b1 all nutrients that help boost energy levels.


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Spinach

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Spinach is packed with fatigue fighting nutrients like iron, magnesium, potassium and energy supporting B vitamins. Magnesium in Spinach plays a vital role in hundreds of enzymatic reactions that affect our energy levels.

Iron helps the body produce energy by delivering oxygen to the cells and vitamin C in Spinach helps boosts iron absorption too.


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Yogurt

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Did you know that a cup of yogurt is digested more quickly by the body than many solid foods giving you a quick protein and carbohydrate energy boost?

Carbohydrates get digested faster than proteins.


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Nuts and seeds

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Nuts and seeds make an ideal fatigue fighting snack as they are nutrient dense foods loaded with high quality protein, healthy omega-3 fats and contain vitamins B1, B2, B5, and B6, minerals manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, copper, and tryptophan, that are all involved in the production of energy.

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Beans

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Beans are high in fiber, and contain a good ratio of complex carbohydrate and protein that helps prevent blood sugar spikes or dips in energy and delivers lasting energy.

Beans are rich in minerals like potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, and iron, all essential to producing energy.


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