Fatigue fighting foods in support of achieving yoour goals.
If you are suffering from burnout, exhaustion, or are fighting fatigue or a chronic illness, emphasize these 8 foods in your diet, and you will be on your way to more energy, better mental performance, and higher stamina! 1. Sweet potatoes If you’ve been guilty of draconian carb-cutting, this bright little gem is just the thing. Sweet potatoes and yams are packed with good fiber and can help fill you up with natural carbohydrates. They are high in vitamin A, B (1, 2, and 6 specifically), and C, as well as minerals like potassium, manganese, copper, and phosphorus. Don’t be afraid to add in some sweet potato when you feel your energy waning or when you’re craving comfort foods! 2. Fresh Salmon Fish has long been a staple of the Paleo way, which is great with avocado or eggs (two more power foods on this list!). Wild caught salmon is filled with healthy fats, protein, and iron, three ingredients that are crucial to energy levels and cognitive functioning. Just beware if you have high blood pressure, as smoked salmon has fairly high sodium levels. 3. Coconut milk Ah yes, the recent darling of the nutrition world- coconut. There’s a reason people are raving about this “Superfood”, and it may have something to do with how awesome it can make you feel. Coconut milk (the real stuff in the can) is rich, creamy, and chock full of vitamins and minerals. Natural fats keep you full and focused, and it’s a great substitute for coffee creamer, in smoothies, or sipped right from the can! 4. Whole eggs By now, most people know the benefits of eating the whole egg, and we are thankfully leaving the disastrous egg-white-only-low-fat craze behind us. Eggs are fantastic sources of cholesterol, which is necessary in the production of hormones and neurotransmitters, and all the vitamins can help your cells stay strong. Plus, eggs are a cheap and readily available source of protein, and are versatile in recipes. 5. Avocados These creamy green orb is one of my favorite fruit to snack on when I need a boost. They are packed with omega-3 fatty acids and minerals to banish cravings and keep you energized, plus some healthy fiber for your digestion. Avocados are high in vitamin K and Folate, both nourishing to your nervous system. 6. Grass-Fed Liver You may cringe a bit at the thought of eating organ meats, and you’re not alone. But thanks to the resurgence in holistic nutrition, there are more recipes and tips for incorporating these foods than ever before. Grass-fed/finished beef liver is particularly good for you, thanks to vitamin and mineral content that can be up to 100 times higher than muscle meats, especially when talking about iron, copper, folate, vitamin A, and the B vitamins. 7. Almonds For those who don’t have nut sensitivities, almonds can be the ideal pick-me-up when fatigue sets in. They’re especially high in magnesium (this deficiency can lead to serious fatigue and weakness), and are a great source of protein and fiber. The naturally occurring oil in almonds is full of unsaturated fat, vitamin E, and other trace minerals. Both dry almonds and almond butter packets are easy to take on the go and taste delicious with fruit or jerky. 8. Blueberries Long hailed as one of the cancer-fighting “Superfood”. They’re a low-glycemic fruit and packed with fiber, so you can get some healthy carbs without raising your blood sugar too much. The unusually high level of antioxidants and vitamins nourish your nervous system while bolstering your immune function, and that’s something we can all agree is a good thing! “OUR BODY IS BUILT TO MOVE’ Train with the best!