Thursday, March 19, 2009

tired? get your vitamins

if you've been surviving on fast food, you may need to improve your diet. there are nutritional components to fatigue such as under nutrition. specific nutrients have an impact on energy, primarily vitamin b and iron. shortages of the following nutrients can contribute to fatigue:

- iron, which delivers oxygen to working muscles
- vitamins b2, b6 and b12 which all help break down protein, fat and carbohydrates in the metabolic process to unleash energy
- vitamin e which supports a healthy cardiovascular system and is a potent anti-oxidant
magnesium, which helps your body convert food into energy
- zinc, which assists in the growth and repair of cells particularly muscle cells

Consider taking a multivitamin so that your body gets what it needs

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

color your food

different colors can boost your spirits and even improve your health. color your foods and surroundings based on these conceptions:

red can increase blood flow
green is calming and soothes the nervous system
yellow stimulates mental activity and eases indigestion
blue is good for respiratory problems
pink helps skin conditions

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Monday, March 9, 2009

fatigue fighting foods

One of the easiest ways to combat fatigue is by eating throughout the day to give you a constant source of energy. Snack wisely by choosing nutrient rich foods, those low in calories but high in vitamins and minerals. Carbohydrate protein rich foods provide sustained energy. Here are a few to try:

Peanut butter, yogurt, turkey, crackers, cheese, bananas, eggs, pasta, and potatoes are all great to help fight fatigue.

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