Fight fatigue with this body-wakening shopping list
Where to start? Oats are a fatigue-fighting superfood thanks to high levels of calcium, potassium, magnesium, vitamins E and B. An oaty breakfast will keep your energy levels up and snack cravings down.
Tiredness is often nothing more than dehydration in disguise. Keep your body hydrated with orange juice - the vitamin C is an energy booster, too.
Rich in folic acid, vitamin B12 and magnesium, almonds help convert food into energy. Eat as a healthy snack to feel zingy - not zzz - at your desk.
Lentils at lunch will keep you souped up all afternoon - they're a top-rank source of molybdenum, an essential trace mineral that maintains energy levels.
They may be small but they're mighty. A great source of vitamin E and omega fats, sunflower seeds are also a powerhouse of energy-boosting protein, iron, B vitamins, magnesium and copper. Phew!
Skip the white sliced for this low-GI, high-fibre lunch option. It will raise your blood sugar levels slowly to maintain your energy levels.
A great source of chromium, an esssential mineral that keeps your blood-sugar levels on an even keel. Stuff lettuce in your pitta to avoid that 4pm slump.
Easily digestable and crammed with potassium, which nerves and muscles need to work properly, banana's are the perfect pre-exercise energy booster.
Packed with iron, which your blood needs to carry oxygen throughout your body. Low levels can make you lethargic and depressed. Eat up!
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