Feeling Tired All the Time? Natural Ways to Beat the Fatigue
Whilst fatigue is a symptom of many illnesses, it can also strike even if nothing is medically wrong.
When it happens, we have many ways to describe it, flattened, drained, depleted. Interestingly, many of these terms convey the idea that something vital is lacking.
Here are some ways to adjust your diet to bring back that spark.
Find out if you have food sensitivities
Eliminating foods that you are sensitive to will make a significant difference in your energy levels.
The most likely culprits are eggs, dairy products, and grains containing gluten – primarily wheat, rye, and barley. The best way to find out if these foods are responsible for your fatigue is to eliminate all of them from your meals for four to six weeks.
Gradually allow foods from the list back into your diet. After doing so, if you experience headaches, runny nose, bloating, congestion, gas, aches, and pains, it is safe to assume that these foods are ill-suited to you.
Bring on the bran
Did you know that magnesium is a cofactor in dozens of biochemical reactions within the body?
You need to consume at least 400 mg of magnesium per day for these reactions to happen and feel energized.
Rice bran has more than 900 mg per cup. You can pick it up from any organic store and incorporate it into your breakfast options like cereals, smoothies, and oatmeal. It will give you an empowering start to the morning and keep you going until midday with its slow-releasing energy.
Boost energy with B
Of all the micronutrients responsible for energy production in the body, vitamin B is the most vital. It increases blood cells and metabolism - low levels of these can result in constant tiredness and weakness.
So, make sure you take this specific vitamin through various foods like whole grains, red meat, eggs, dairy, legumes, and B-complex supplements.
Get the right amino acid
Several medical reports have shown that amino acid L-carnitine helps to combat symptoms of fatigue.
One particular study found that people taking the supplement experienced decreased mental and physical exhaustion.
It is suggested to take 500 mg of L-carnitine twice a day.
Energize with an enzyme
Japanese researchers conducted an experiment through which they gave the coenzyme Q10 to healthy volunteers.
The participants received either 100 or 300 mg of the nutrient or a placebo daily for just eight days.
Then they were all asked to do a strenuous workout on a stationary bike. Those who took CoQ10 experienced less fatigue and recovered faster than those taking the placebo.
For optimal effect, it is suggested to take 100-200 mg in supplement form daily!
Author: Drishti Bhagat
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