Fatigue or tiredness, lethargy, etc., can be caused by overexertion, both mental and physical, sleep deprivation, anxiety, depression, illness or overall health condition. For most people, a busy and stressful lifestyle is the main culprit that drains away our energy. A spell of rest can do you good but if you can make changes in your lifestyle like getting regular exercise, adequate sleep, managing stress and adopting healthy diet, your fitness and mental alertness will be altered in the long run. Avoid stimulants if you are looking for a quick fix; instead eat healthy, energy giving foods which will raise your energy levels throughout the day.Beans and lentilsBeans and lentils are low in fat and calories except for soybean, but are rich in protein, carbohydrate, potassium, B vitamin and iron, which will give a burst in energy level.WaterDehydration can make you feel sluggish, so drink lots of water as it will keep the body cells hydrated and working at optimum level. FruitsFoods contain glucose which is metabolized by the body to produce energy. Eat fruits like grapes, cranberries, banana, apple and citrus fruits as they are high in fructose, fibre, potassium, vitamins which will keep you energized.NutsNuts are great energy builders, rich in omega 3-fatty acids, protein, iron, riboflavin, calcium and magnesium. Iron and magnesium deficiencies are linked to low energy levels.
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