4 Ways To Address Fatigue Through What You Eat
A healthy diet can help the body in its efforts to heal itself, and in some cases, particular foods can lessen the symptoms. To help reduce the effects of chronic fatigue (such as debilitating fatigue, impaired memory, sore throat, muscle or joint pain, headaches and other maladies), try the following:
- Decrease your protein intake to 10 percent of your daily calories. You may find opting for plant-based protein helps you get to this level without leaving you hungry.
- Eat a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables (preferably organic) for their protective phytochemicals. Search recipes online for creative combinations to keep things interesting.
- Eat garlic regularly for its antibiotic effects. Chop fresh cloves, let sit for ten minutes then add to foods. If cooking, use toward the end to keep it as raw as possible.
- Incorporate immune-enhancing mushrooms into meals, including shiitake, oyster, enokidake and maitake mushrooms.
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