Fatigue Fighters

It’s 1 p.m., just halfway through your day, and you’re already exhausted. What do you reach for to recharge: an energy drink and sugary candy bar? If so, it’s time to swap these quick fixes for healthier energy sustainers. Instead of reaching for a questionable afternoon pick-me up, try refueling with these fatigue-fighting foods.

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Fatigue Fighter

Amaranth
You can eat it with like a grain or pop it like popcorn, amaranth is a fiber-rich, protein-packed seed that will keep you energized all day long.

Fatigue Fighter

Pineapple
Loaded with vitamin C, pineapples will help you fight fatigue by stimulating the norepinephrine in your brain. Norepinephrine is a key hormone in the flight or fight response that helps keep you alert and energized. Click here for a pineapple-banana breakfast smoothie recipe.

Fatigue Fighter

Goji Berries
If you’re anemic, goji berries are the fatigue fighter for you! Rich in both fiber and red blood cell boosting iron, you only need 1/3 cup a week to reap the benefits.