Do you find yourself getting tired at certain times of the day, or have you been sensing a blanket of fatigue about you in general?

You probably know that certain foods have the ability to cause fatigue. Sugar and caffeine can give you a quick rush, but are often followed by a hard crash.

Did you know that there are a handful of natural foods you can choose that can energize you and help you through your day?

Energizing foods:

  • Water – dehydration can be a root of fatigue
  • Coconut water – packed with nutrients and B vitamins to help energize you
  • Chia seeds – help with hydration as well as contain protein and fat to sustain you without a crash
  • Bananas
  • Quinoa
  • Green tea – The combination of caffeine and L-theanine gives you energy without the jitters. Bonus: Research suggests that green tea boosts brainpower as well, which may come in handy when you’re down to the wire at work.  Take the time to brew the tea yourself because store-bought varieties often have lots of added sugar.
  • Oatmeal
  • Almonds
  • Beans
  • Whole-grains
  • Trail mix
  • Lemon juice
  • Cherries
  • Beets

Of course, the list goes on. I wanted to keep it (fairly) simple for you.

How can you incorporate these nutrient-rich foods into your nutrition this week, particularly when you tend to get tired?

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