It's 1 p.m., just halfway through your day, and you're already exhausted. What do you
reach for to recharge: an energy drink and sugary candy bar? If so, it's time to swap
these quick fixes for healthier energy sustainers. Instead of reaching for a
questionable afternoon pick-me up, try refueling with these fatigue-fighting foods
You can eat it with like a grain or pop it like popcorn, amaranth is a fiber-rich,
protein-packed seed that will keep you energized all day long.
Loaded with vitamin C, pineapples will help you fight fatigue by stimulating the
norepinephrine in your brain. Norepinephrine is a key hormone in the flight or fight
response that helps keep you alert and energized.
If you're anemic, goji berries are the fatigue fighter for you! Rich in both fiber and
red blood cell boosting iron, you only need 1/3 cup a week to reap the benefits.
Another great option for anemia, rainbow trout are loaded with B vitamins - particularly
vitamin B-12 which improves red blood cell production.
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The smell of fresh lemon is a great way to wake up your senses. Add lemon slices to a
glass of water to fight fatigue as you hydrate!
Fight the midday fog by snacking on trail mix with nuts and iron-rich dried fruit. Nuts
are the perfect snack. Not only are they packed with energy-boosting protein, but they
are loaded with magnesium, a mineral that plays a vital role in converting sugar into
Verve Energy Drink
Chock full of vitamins B and D and natural caffeine, Verve is a surefire way to get a
jolt of energy that'll keep you going. Pairing this drink with a handful of almonds
makes for a perfect energy-boosting snack combo.