Feeling a bit tired in the middle of the day? Whether it is seasonal or temporary, to give yourself a boost, no need to take extra vitamins. Just stop at any farmer’s market or grocery to fill up your cart or bag. Usually when I feel down I start with fruits. I buy oranges, kiwis, pineapples and grapefruits.
To fight fatigue, the best ally is vitamin C. Get some! Get plenty of those. It has powerful antioxidants and stimulates the defense mechanism of your body to fight anything that is bad externally. It also allows better absorption of iron present in the same food that you would have consumed during the same meal. Also I buy peppers, cabbage, and spinach. When you mixed those with vitamin C, you will have vitamin C, and folic acid. The latter has the potentiality of aiding your body to defend or to prevent anemia. Try to consume 2 to 3 different type of vegetables a day. Everything is permissible.
Also you can buy pure dark chocolate and dried fruits .These are high in magnesium. Magnesium is important to our body for it maintains our muscular contractions and our body movements. Thus, one must not neglect it .otherwise, cramps, muscular pains and fatigue will soon and quickly appear. For those of you that do not know, the daily dose of Mg is between 360 and 420 mg. For those of you who like fish. I would stop at the fish market and I would get, crab, salmons. They are all rich in vitamin E, which is also an antioxidant, which plays a role in protecting cellular membranes and brings resources necessary to the brain for better function. To be on top of your shape you must consume 300 g of fish per week. However please be careful for mercury exposure. For those of you that are, meat lover, it is also good to consume red meat such as steak…with this you will get lot of iron. Women have a tendency to lack in iron. Iron is the ally for us to feel alive and to fully feel our tonus. It is advised to eat up to 400 g of red meat per week. You can also choose to alternate with white meat to combat anti-fatigue. For instance, you can buy turkey…turkey contains selenium. It is also an antioxidant that reduces fatigue and boosts your immune system. Lack of selenium may result in cardiovascular problem because selenium contributes to good health for your skeletal muscles and cardiac muscles. It is recommended to consume 60 mg per day for man and 50 mg for women. Also important, you must not forget cheese and yogurts for they contain calcium. If you lack calcium anything that you undertake will seem more tiring and will require more energy. To avoid excess consumption of fat,try to limit cheese to about 50 g per day and choose low fat yogurt.
So readers,try these and let me know how it works out 🙂