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12 Super Foods that Fight Fatigue and Win!
4. Green Tea
A cup of green tea can go a long way towards fighting fatigue, especially work related stress. The polyphenols in green tea reduces stress levels; improve mental focus and clarity, while boosting energy levels. Green tea is well-known for boosting the metabolism and can protect you from many of the complications of being fatigued. Drink two or three cups of green tea during the day, instead of coffee or energy drinks, for true nutrition and healthy energy.
OK, so this probably isn’t on the top of your list when you think of energy foods, but spinach is actually a terrific food when it comes to fighting fatigue. Spinach is one of the most iron filled foods you can eat. Iron will stop anemia, one of the main culprits behind fatigue. Iron will also deliver more oxygen to the cells of the body, which will give you more natural energy. Spinach is full of potassium, magnesium, vitamins B and C, and all of these things combined pack a powerful energy punch. Add spinach to salads, sandwiches, green smoothies, casseroles, and anyplace where you would normally use lettuce. Try baby spinach as this is much tenderer than the full grown version.
6. Pumpkin Seeds
This is perhaps one of the best snacks around if you want to boost energy levels. Pumpkin seeds are full of B vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, zinc, iron, magnesium, and iron. All of these nutrients work in combination with one another to improve your immune system and fight fatigue. Pumpkin seeds also promote healthy sleep and fights emotional fatigue due to their high levels of tryptophan. All you need is one handful each day to get all of this and more. For a change of pace, make some pumpkin seed butter and try some on your morning toast rather than peanut butter.
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