This food will help Fight fatigue
By Shenrina Badri
Are you always feeling lethargic, weak and fatigued?
Mental or physical fatigue
Fatigue is often associated with either mental or physical factor and seems to affect females more than males.
Causes of fatigue
Fatigue can be caused by lifestyle factors (such as a lack of sleep, unhealthy eating habits, excessive intake of alcohol or caffeine, etc.), psychological conditions (for example grief, anxiety, depression and stress) or even medical conditions (such as anemia, kidney disease, obesity, diabetes, etc.).
The following symptoms may be experienced by someone who is suffering from fatigue:
dizziness, lack of motivation,
Irritability and loss of appetite,
Moodiness and a lack of energy.
Foods to help fight fatigue
The following foods may help you to fight fatigue:
Bananas may help you to fight fatigue as they are a good source of potassium, which your body requires in order to convert sugar into energy. In addition, bananas are a rich source of other nutrients, such as fibre, B vitamins, vitamin C, omega-3 fatty acids, omega-6 fatty acids as well as carbohydrates - all of which may help you to beat tiredness and dehydration.
Green tea consists of polyphenols which may help to decrease stress levels, improve mental focus as well as boost your energy. Try having a cup of green tea daily – you will find it very refreshing and energising.
Watermelon is a sweet and delicious fruit that is enjoyed by many people. A slice of juicy watermelon may help to hydrate and energise you if you are feeling tired and lethargic. The fruit has a high water and electrolyte content that can help you to beat fatigue.
See your doctor
Always consult your doctor if you are constantly experiencing fatigue and do not know the cause or cannot find relief for it. It could be due to an underlying medical condition that may require attention.