Have you ever felt tired for no reason? If so, you could be suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome. This condition can range from feeling exhausted to having the flu. If the following symptoms sound like you, you might be experiencing chronic fatigue syndrome: low motivation, sleeping more than usual, headache, fever, painful joints, and exhaustion with no relief from rest. There are some healthy steps that can help those with chronic fatigue syndrome feel more energized!
What Causes Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
The cause of chronic fatigue syndrome is unknown, but some people hypothesize that it is due to an infection of the Epstein-Barr virus, which may lead to inflammation of the thyroid gland. The Epstein-Barr virus causes mononucleosis, also known as “mono.”
There are many other causes of fatigue. Some include: lack of sleep deficiency in certain vitamins, minerals, or amino acids inability to handle stress low blood sugar diseases that damage the heart muscle alcoholism depression In the case of these other causes, fatigue is usually not a constant problem. However, when there is a deficiency in one or more of the B vitamins, fatigue is a constant problem.
Foods that contain B vitamins include: eggs fortified cere als green leafy vegetables beef pork poultry fish dairy products fortified breads and pastas nuts and seeds onions, garlic, and leeks Legumes (beans) are a great source of B vitamins.
5 Home Remedies to Boost Your Energy Levels
Energy is something everyone needs in order to get through the day. Whether you are at work, school, or at home, energy levels are important.
There are many ways to boost your energy levels, one of which is eating the right foods. Do you know that 90% of your body’s energy is supplied by what you eat?
Eating the right foods provides our bodies with just the right amount of fuel, which keeps us going throughout the day.
There are 3 types of food that you should always include in your diet in order to stay energetic and healthy:
1. Nuts Although nuts are high in calories, they provide a good source of protein and fiber. In addition, nuts contain plenty of vitamins and minerals, such as selenium, which is important for boosting immunity.
2. Leafy Greens Leafy greens, such as kale, broccoli, chard , and spinach, are high in vitamins A, K, and C, which all help your body fight off infections. In addition, these veggies are low in calories and have plenty of fiber.
3. Eating protein-rich foods, fruits, and vegetables will provide you with some much needed energy.
Another way to boost your energy levels is getting a good night’s sleep. Each night, you should aim for at least eight hours of sleep.
During sleep, your body restores itself by repairing muscle tissue, building bone density and enhancing blood flow. It also helps your mind process information so that you wake up with a fresh perspective and clear-headed. Eat Breakfast
When we haven’t eaten in a while, our body releases a hormone called ghrelin, which stimulates the hypothalamus in our brain to tell us we’re hungry. In addition, it increases our body’s desire for sugary foods. If you don’t eat when you wake up, this cycle will continue throughout the day. Make sure you have breakfast.
Avoid Caffeine and Nicotine Caffeine and nicotine cause your blood vessels to constrict. This reduces the flow of oxygen and nutrients to your muscles, which can make you feel fatigued. Try limiting your caffeine intake to one or two cups per day. And if you smoke, try to quit as soon as possible.
Try to go to bed and wake up at the same time each day.
Reducing stress levels. A high-stress lifestyle can drain your energy very quickly. Although some stress is natural and even healthy, it is best to keep stress levels in check. This will reduce the likelihood of your moods and energy levels fluctuating.
Try relaxation exercises and meditation and consider getting a massage or acupuncture treatment. Keeping a food journal is another way to boost your energy levels. By tracking what you eat, you will learn how different foods affect your energy level.
For example, certain foods may boost your energy levels while others will have the opposite effect. To maintain a positive energy balance, you can adjust your diet to include more of the foods that provide a healthy boost.
Exercise is another effective way to boost your energy levels. Exercising is not only healthy for your body but it will also provide a natural boost of energy. The more active you are, the better you will feel. Consider taking up a new activity that you enjoy or start exercising more regularly. Another strategy for feeling more energetic is developing a regular sleep schedule.
Do not Smoke. Smoking also increases your risk of developing asthma, emphysema and other chronic lung diseases. Smokers are at greater risk for skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema and premature ageing of the skin. Cancer Council NSW is committed to reducing the devastating impact smoking has on the community. We are one of the largest anti-smoking organisations in Australia. We aim to help people to quit smoking for good, and provide help to those who are trying to cut down or quit.
Avoid Added Sugar. If you are sensitive to insulin, this may cause your blood sugar levels to drop too low. Your body works hard to bring your blood sugar back up again. This is called the ‘sugar roller coaster’ because of the fast changes in blood sugar levels. What happens when my blood sugar goes down? When your blood sugar goes down, it is called hypoglycaemia (hypo- means ‘low’ and -glycaemia means ‘sugar in the blood’). Hypoglycaemia is also known as a ‘sugar crash’. It can make you feel: shaky weak dizzy tired foggy irritable.
The way you react to hypoglycaemia depends on how much sugar is in your blood. You may feel hungry or thirsty, or you may feel nauseous. This may lead you to eat more sugary foods, which will only make the problem worse.
Some people think of chocolate as a food that is best avoided on the Atkins diet. However, it can be part of your diet if you choose chocolate with no added sugar. Chocolate bars sweetened with sugar are not permitted on the Atkins diet.
You should also avoid chocolate syrup and other sugary toppings on your ice cream. Instead, look for chocolate bars with at least 85% cocoa content. Don’t worry about fat from the cocoa butter. Remember that fats are allowed on the Atkins diet.
The important thing is to keep your carbohydrate intake low. You can find a list of recommended chocolate brands at the Atkins website. If you enjoy chocolate chips or dark chocolate, be sure to read the label carefully.
You can use dark chocolate chips in recipes instead of regular chocolate chips. However, you should avoid chocolate candies and other treats that are made with milk solids. This is because milk products are not allowed on the Atkins diet.