When we feel tired, our inclination would be to drink a cup of coffee or reach for those
energy drinks, but doing so can actually be detrimental to your health. If anything, these
agents give you a temporary boost in energy that will almost always end in a crash.
Nutritionists and dietitians always advocate proper nutrition so that you can keep fatigue
at bay. Eating the right foods, as well as proper supplementation, are required to help
you become healthier and, therefore, gain more energy in the process.
So in this article, I will talk about the foods that you need to eat when you are tired.
Eggs are great because they contain protein, B-vitamins, and other amazing nutrients
that your body needs for prolonged energy.
It contains choline which is known to improve verbal and visual memory and because
protein generally takes longer to digest, eating some eggs can help you feel satiated for
longer periods of time.
Almonds, pistachios, walnuts, and other nuts are great snacks because they are known
to help stave off tiredness.
In a study that was published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, nuts (such as
the ones mentioned above) can help maintain energy levels and satiety for longer
periods of time.
According to a study from the International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition,
oatmeal can help people become more energetic throughout the rest of the day,
especially when it is consumed as part of your breakfast.
Oatmeal has the perfect ratio of carbs, protein, and fat- all of which are great sources of
energy for your body. Plus, it takes longer for your body to digest them which just
means that it can supply you with energy throughout the day.
If you love curry, then you are doing the right thing. Curry contains turmeric and turmeric
has curcumin- a substance that is proven to boost one’s energy levels and improves
mental function as well. Not to mention that curry is actually quite delicious and can be
used in a variety of different dishes.
Aside from the fact that they are delicious can be consumed in a number of different
ways, berries are chockfull of nutrients that your body needs for the improvement of
your energy levels.
In a study that was published by Tufts University, it was found that blueberries do have
a profound impact on the improvement of one’s motor performance and cognition.
Berries are excellent sources of carbs and you can easily incorporate them into your
diet as well. Also, they are available all year round.
Dark chocolate is a known aphrodisiac but that is not the reason why it is included in the
list. Because of its rich cacao content (at 70%, the highest compared to other chocolate
variants), it can help you feel more energized that is akin to how you would feel after
drinking a cup of coffee. And the best part of all? That energy doesn’t crash.