I was chatting with a friend last night and we were
discussing the fact that although we’re in lockdown and should have time to try
all of those new hobbies we’ve been promising to take up or jobs that need doing, we’re both feeling
tired and lacking in energy and motivation to do anything.
How about you?
Are you looking at the door that’s covered in
fingerprints or the wall that could really do with a new coat of paint and
thinking, I’ll just watch a bit more TV or play another game?
Join the club! And the cold weather doesn’t help much either
So, what can we do about it?
Well, as always you can rely on me to check out what
nutrition might help.
Did you know that there are actually a whole load of
nutrients that have been sanctioned by the European Food Safety Authority
(EFSA) which: Contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue?
Brilliant, just what we all need...
A quick note first: I’ve
just listed the top meat, pescatarian and veggie option for each nutrient, but
if you want to find more foods, simply click on the nutrient, scroll to the
bottom and check out the food highest in that nutrient. You can filter by pescatarian, veggie and vegan. So, everyone
can an find the best foods for them. (RDA = recommended daily amount) So
here they are…
Nutrients that contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue:
Here I’ve gone for the first easiest available ingredient,
as there are a lot of exotic fruit first.
Fresh orange juice 91% of your RDA – beef sausages 22% of
your RDA – fish roe 12% of your RDA
As you can see some foods are repeated more than once, so
eating those will really help boost your immune system for the winter.
Meat eaters, as you can see there’s a lot of liver on the
list here. So, if you’re not a liver fan just click on the nutrient and see
which other meats come up first, or do what I do and make some pate.
All of these nutrients will also do much more for you than just reduce tiredness and fatigue, so don’t forget to check out the pages to see what else you’ll be boosting 😊
How can you know how much you’re eating?
To make sure you’re getting enough of all the essential
nutrients to keep you healthy, not only the ones to reduce tiredness and fatigue,
you should also keep a food diary. One that not only tells you your macronutrients,
you know the proteins, carbs etc. but your micronutrients - every vitamin and
mineral as well.
The food diary on CheckYourFood does just that, is really simple
to use and cost less than £4 per month. That’s less than 2 coffees!
Go on, use what you’re saving on coffee’s in the lockdown
and put that money to good use - to get healthy, increase your energy and
You can even give it a go for free with our ‘Free for Life’
account . Just click below to get started.
I'm our communications and marketing person, dealing with social media and copywriting. I also work with Matt and Ric overseeing the design and strategic management of the site.
I'm also the author of the Eva the Hungry Amoeba children's book series (only one so far). You can find it on Amazon.
My favourite foods, shepherds pie and smoked haddock!