Adrenal Fatigue, Hibernal fatigue, seasonal affective disorder- however you want to call it, fatigue can make you feel lethargic.
You might already know that proper diet along with taking the right supplements and following the right exercise regimen all contribute to help fight fatigue, but I want to place major emphasis on nutrition.
Today, I am going to be talking about the foods that can help you fight fatigue for good.
For those of you who do not know, edamame is just another term that is used to refer to soybeans. These are soybeans that are unripe and are rich in plant-based protein.
The protein that it contains can actually help people fight the negative effects of fatigue as it helps tip the scales to help balance your hormone levels in the body.
It is also a known fact that amino acids can help you get more energy and improves cognition and mental alertness. Fortunately, vegans can enjoy edamame without having to worry about its consumption.
Although not a lot of people know of this, hemp seeds are actually great for your health.
They are chockfull of amino acids, fats, minerals, and vitamins that are all essential for optimal functioning of the body.
The beauty of hemp seeds is that you can easily incorporate it into whatever dish that you want to eat. You can either add them to your salads or you can also add them to your smoothies as well.
Chickpeas should be included in your diet since there is so much nutrition packed inside its small frame. Chickpeas contain magnesium, manganese, folate, iron, zinc, copper-which are all essential nutrients that improve your body’s endocrine system and brain.
Its rich nutrient profile actually does wonders for your hormone production and neurochemistry which will, in turn, help reduce your stress levels and improve your mood.
Since it is also a good source of complex carbs, you will be filling your body with energy that lasts for a much longer time.
Although it is called wild ‘rice’, it is actually not your typical grain. It is technically an edible grass that is packed with nutrients that your body needs. It is rich in iron, zinc, folate, manganese, and magnesium which can aid in your body’s production of ATP-essentially, your body’s fuel source.
Another great source of complex carbs, wild rice also contains protein that will be converted to amino acids that can help alleviate fatigue and regulate the hormone levels in your body as well.
Tofu is rich in protein that can be converted to amino acids that will help fight fatigue and improve your brain’s chemistry.
Plus, its nutrient profile can help regulate your hormone levels, as well as boosts your immune system too.