Types of Food to Help You Fight Fatigue

Types of Food to Help You Fight Fatigue

Choosing the right foods to eat and snack on can help you maintain your energy throughout the day. Food is fuel for the day, so make sure your diet is full of healthy food and avoid foods that can bring your energy level down.

Try These 2 Types of Food to Help You Fight Fatigue

1. Foods high in generally unrefined carbohydrates

When carbs have not been refined, that means that dietary fiber is intact. Examples of these energy-sustaining foods include:

  • Oatmeal
  • Oat bran
  • Barley
  • Blueberries
  • Bananas
  • Oranges
  • Legumes (beans, lentils, split peas)
  • Whole grain bread, pita bread, tortillas
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Brown or wild rice
  • Bell peppers
  • Broccoli
  • Asparagus
  • Dark leafy greens (spinach, kale, collard greens)

2. Fatigue-fighting foods rich in protein

A bit of lean protein added to your carbohydrate selection will further enhance your energy. Examples of these energy-sustaining foods include:

  • Eggs
  • Low-fat milk
  • Low-fat cheese, cottage cheese
  • Reduced-fat yogurt
  • Nuts and nut butters (almonds, walnuts, peanuts, pecans, soy nuts, all a great source of unsaturated fat)
  • Legumes (beans, lentils, split peas)
  • Fish (salmon, sardines, chunk light tuna)
  • Chicken breast

By Cleveland Clinic Department of Nutrition Therapy


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