7 Foods that Fight Exhaustion
Sometimes we feel run down due to a heavy workload, stress, emotional issues or not resting enough at night. However, exhaustion is sometimes unexplainable and could be related to a type of disorder of the body’s organs.
In this article, we’ll show you some foods that, thanks to their nutritious properties, will give you plenty of energy and vitality and help you fight exhaustion in just a few days: oatmeal, pollen, cocoa, spirulina, maca, avocados, and plantains.
Oatmeal is a nutritious grain that’s rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals. Oatmeal has the advantage of being really energizing, but it also has relaxing properties, making it a great choice for when the exhaustion is related to stress, anxiety or nervousness.
How should I eat it?
- You can eat it uncooked with breakfast or combine it with fruits and yogurt.
- Oatmeal makes a delicious vegetable drink that can be used as a substitute for milk.
- You can use oat flour in your recipes to make cookies, waffles or pancakes.
- Add it to soups and stews to add creaminess and texture to your dishes.
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Pollen is a super food that’s great for those feeling tired or with no appetite. It’s also an excellent supplement for children, athletes and pregnant women.
Take it in the mornings mixed in with your breakfast, just make sure it’s ground to a fine consistency to make it easier to digest and assimilate.
Both pollen and other foods provided by bees (honey, propolis) are always highly recommended when you feel exhausted and your immune defenses are low.
To highlight the nutritious properties of cocoa, we need to first distinguish it from chocolate, a processed food that is not as beneficial as cocoa because it contains harmful sugars and fats.
However, pure, bitter cocoa is a medicinal food with stimulating and regulating properties that have an effect on the immune system.
You can use it in all types of smoothies and desserts and sweeten it with bee honey, molasses or agave syrup. If you need a texture with a little more fat, you can combine it with a little extra virgin coconut oil.
This type of algae has almost miraculous properties for your health and should be included in your daily diet as it contains complete nutrition that can supplement any deficiencies you may have.
Vitamin and mineral deficiencies can often lead to fatigue with no apparent cause.
Spirulina can be taken in capsules or added to breakfast smoothies.
This root from Peru is now found around the world as a powdered supplement thanks to its energetic and stimulating properties. It’s especially recommended for women suffering from the symptoms of menopause because it acts as a hormonal regulator.
Precaution should be taken when taking maca as taking too much can cause nervousness. Start with a pinch (about 3 grams) and gradually increase up to 9 grams as the maximum.
Drink it mixed with juice or water.
It’s one of the healthiest fruits in existence due to its excellent nutritional content. It’s rich in vitamins, minerals and contains a good quantity of protein, fiber, and healthy fats.
If you eat half a medium avocado every morning, you’ll be providing your body with a good amount of nutrients to start your day with more energy.
You can also add avocado to salads and smoothies or make a delicious cold cream soup as an appetizer.
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Despite being a fruit, its nutritional value classifies it as a starch. With a small amount of plantain, you’ll feel full and be getting a good amount of nutrients that will provide you with vitality over the next few hours.
You can eat them natural or make them into a delicious smoothie with cocoa, maca, and oat milk. You’ll end up with a nutritious and revitalizing drink.
Try roasting them in the oven with cinnamon and honey as a healthy dessert on cold days.