What Is The Connection
Between Food And Fatigue
Feeling Fatigue and the Food Connection Many of us feel
fatigue and contribute it to working a full day at the office,
or running around after kids all day. What if there was a
connection to what we put into our mouths and the fatigue we
felt at any time of the day?
The fatigue we speak of is not
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - that is something different. We
are talking about the kind of fatigue that you feel
sporadically and not long-term. When we feel fatigue, it is a
symptom not a disease.
It is one way our body has of talking to us and letting us
know that there is something in our lifestyle that is hurting
us or perhaps something going on at a cellular level within our
body that we need to pay attention to.
There is a definite connection to the energy capacity our
bodies exhibit and the presence of disease within the body.
Look at any 3 yr. old who is normally a dynamo of energy and
one day you see him just lying around not doing anything.
That is when you know you need to pay attention to see if he
has a fever or other ailment symptom. The energy level change
is usually your first clue that he is not feeling well. This
should also be an indication for the adult as well. It is just
that we notice it more, when the change in energy level happens
to a child.
We pay attention more to their energy level because it is so
obvious. We need to be more aware of our own energy level and
what it is telling us about our lifestyle, including what we
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Making healthier food choices should improve our overall
energy level unless there is a underlying disease that is the
cause of the drop in level. To help keep our body healthy and
the energy level where it should be for maximum function,
certain foods are better than others to have on our daily
Healthy foods for energy: Fruits and vegetables
that have been organically grown and then washed before
serving. Onions and garlic added to the foods we prepare or
eaten raw. Extra virgin olive oil that has been cold pressed.
Cold water fish such as cod, halibut, herring, mackerel, salmon
and tuna because they contain omega-3 fatty oils. Nuts and
Ginger is a miracle herb. It is great for
infections as well as helping you with energy
Foods to avoid when improving your energy
level: Foods that are high in glycemic index carbohydrates such
as: Candy, pastries, sweets and also beverages that are
stimulants like coffees and espresso & soft drinks as well
as black tea. It is also wise to avoid saturated and trans
fats. The saying, You are what you eat is becoming a popular
reminder to be careful of what you put into your mouth and to
eat in moderation. More people are coming to realize that what
we breathe, eat and drink has a direct impact on how our bodies
grow and function.