Banishing Fatigue Through Nutrition
Diet plays a major role in creating or relieving
the symptoms of chronic fatigue. I’ve found during my years of practice
that if women ignore the importance of nutrition in their antifatigue
program, they have a great deal of difficulty getting entirely well.
Foods that make fatigue worse:
|Foods high in refined sugar,
|Highly processed foods
full of additives;
|Fried and fatty foods;|
|Wheat and other gluten-containing
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This powerful alkalizing agent gets rid of acid build-up in your
body caused by aging, poor diet, stress, and exposure to pollutantsrestoring
your energy and stamina.
Recommended dosage: 1/4 or 1/2 teaspoon
of sodium bicarbonate, plus 100-200 mg of potassium in tablet form,
1/2 teaspoon of potassium bicarbonate, plus
1/8 teaspoon of sodium bicarbonate, taken 45 minutes to 1 hour after
a large or heavy meal will help in digestion
You may need to add additional foods to the
list below if you suffer from severe anemia.
Read more about what you should eat if you have anemia.
Starches. Potatoes, sweet potatoes,
|Legumes. Beans and
peas are excellent sources of energy-building calcium, magnesium,
and potassium. They’re also high in iron, zinc, and B vitamins.
The high complex carbohydrate and protein content helps regulate
blood sugar levels, thus stabilizing mood swings, anxiety, and
|Whole grains. Instead
of wheat and gluten-containing grains, try buckwheat, quinoa,
|Seeds and Nuts.
Seeds and nuts are an excellent source of the two essential
fatty acids, linoleic acid
and linolenic acid, as
well as essential minerals and vitamins to alleviate fatigue.
vegetables are high in calcium, magnesium, and potassiumimportant
minerals that improve stamina, endurance, and vitality.
|Fruits. Like many
vegetables, fruits are an excellent source of vitamin C, which
is important for healthy blood vessels and blood circulation
throughout the body, as well as for antistress and immune stimulant
properties. Try raisins, blackberries, and bananasexcellent
sources of calcium, magnesium, and/or potassium.
|Meat, poultry and fish.
If you do want to eat meat, your best choice is fish. The linolenic
acid in fish, one of the essential fatty acids (EFAs), helps
relax tense muscles, a major cause of fatigue in women. Fish
is also an excellent source of minerals, especially iodine
and potassium. If
you do include meat in your diet, eat only small amounts, 3
ounces or less per day.
Fighting Fatigue with Food
To increase productivity and energy throughout
the day, eat a high-protein breakfast and lunch. Then, to slow down
in the evening and insure a better night’s sleep, eat a lighter
meal with more carbohydrates. The carbohydrates help produce the
feel-good hormone serotonin, which has certain relaxing effects.
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