Top 7 Super Foods That Can Fight Fatigue And Energize You Instantly

7. Spinach

Tell ‘spinach’ and you are reminded of the cartoon, “Popeye.”

Considered as the leafy green having rich resources of iron, it can boost energy levels when you are down and out. The iron assists in making the blood deliver oxygen to the body cells, in turn, creating energy and driving out tiredness.

best leafy green for good health

How Does It Promote Health?

Do you know fatigue is concerned with a neurotransmitter known as dopamine? Low levels of dopamine can affect the creativity, attention, concentration, learning and result in mood swings.

Eating dopamine-rich superfoods is the best way to combat the challenge and the vitamins (A, B and C), minerals (calcium, magnesium, potassium and phosphorus) in spinach can rise to the occasion. Now, can we consider spinach as the “superfood” which can change your mood from positive to negative?

The phytoecdysteroids present in spinach assist in building strong muscles of the human body.

Calcium present in spinach prevents cramps (regular discomfort for sports persons)

Spinach owes much of its benefits to the antioxidant, alpha-lipoic acid that can reduce the levels of glucose, enhance sensitivity to insulin and prevent stress-related changes in individuals affected by diabetes.

The next excellent source of nutrient present in spinach is beta-carotene and if the body contains the required amount after the transformation to Vitamin A component, the individual will rarely suffer from asthma symptoms.

Individuals having a history of high blood pressure can suffer from mood swings due to alterations of sodium levels in the body. As spinach contains high levels of potassium, the effects of sodium are brought down to a minimum and you get back to normal.

Low amount of Vitamin K in the body can lead to bruises and bone fracture. Vitamin K consumption is essential as this vitamin enhances the absorption of calcium, decreases the urinary excretion of calcium etc.

Spinach also contains cancer-fighting agents such as methylenedioxyflavonol glucuronides and other antioxidants such as zeaxanthin, violaxanthin, lutein and neoxanthin. The last three can be termed as anti-inflammatory agents and assist the body in fighting against cancer.

This leafy green is also rich in Vitamin A, that is needed for sebum (oil produced in the body) production. Sebum is necessary for moisturization of hair.

 

 

A simple item from the kitchen where you get in all seasons and condition is the egg.

Eggs

An egg a day keeps the disease away – This simple proverb is self-explanatory. Eggs contain every healthy component in the medical book – you name it – high-quality protein, the amino acid (phenylalanine) essential for triggering production of dopamine and stimulating the metabolism of the body.
superfood available in every season

How Does It Promote Health?

Eggs contain high-quality protein essential for building muscles.

Minerals such as iron, calcium and zinc are aplenty in eggs.

Vitamins such as A, K, E and Vitamin B aliases as B12, folic acid and riboflavin are found in egg yolks. These chemicals enhance the metabolism of the body and convert fat into energy. Another important component are the antioxidants, that is, lutein and zeaxanthin prevent macular degeneration, the major cause of blindness in humans after fifty years.

Choline, the nutrient that has been making news in recent times is essential for building cell membranes and plays an important role in production of signaling molecules in brain. Choline is necessary for breastfeeding and pregnant women as it plays a major part in memory and brain development. When given to pregnant women, it increases a child’s immunity to chronic issues (hypertension) and immunity to stress-related ailments.

Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) can be found in abundance in egg whites. This Vitamin is necessary for the important metabolic processes of the body and is vital for normal cell growth, function and production of energy.

Many work about consuming yolk as they are afraid of the side effects such as heart attack. However, the important constituents in yolk get easily digested and is absorbed by the body for carrying vital functions. An egg a day can be included in the diet without causing harm to cholesterol levels and other fat levels.

Shall we look at some herbs that can be effectively used for fighting fatigue?

 

1. Ginseng

The name of ‘Ginseng’ in ancient medicine has got a special place although it has mainly three types, mostly it is known as an adaptogenic herb, and it helps the body cope with stress. That is because, the stress hormone cortisol, reduces and suppresses the effect of melatonin, which is responsible for a normal sleep cycle. Ginseng can help regulate your adrenaline hormone and its side effects. The types are Asian ginseng, Siberian ginseng and American ginseng.

top herb for fighting fatigue

How Does It Promote Health?

It contains ginsenosides and the advantages are much such as stimulating the nervous system that are the properties of Asian ginseng. Siberian type on the contrary, contains components known as eleuthero sides that can stimulate the nervous system. On the other hand, American ginseng contains ginsenosides.
Ginseng is used in different forms such as tea, tincture, syrups, capsules and powder.

Many of the medicinal properties of this herb remain unknown.

 

2. Rhodiola Rosea

It has been used since ancient ages to assist in treatment of fatigue. Also used for memory enhancement, it has been used to treat Alzheimer’s disease.

best herb for reducing symptoms of fatigue.

 

Known by other names such as Aaron’s rod and King’s Crown, it enhances an individual’s mood and reduces depression symptoms. This is due to enhancement of serotonin and dopamine action in the brain.

How Does It Promote Health?

Another important component in this herb is proanthocyanidins and quercetin (both are phytochemicals) that can promote the acetylcholine levels which makes a major contribution in all parts of the body.

 

We hope to enlarge this article by adding more ‘Superfoods’ in this Section.

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