5 Foods Nurses Can Eat to Reduce Fatigue

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Guest Post by Dorine Otinga

Fatigue and energy deficiency are problems every nurse suffers from.

Your work needs the full focus of your body and mind.

When you are overworked,  you become irritable and exhausted.

 

If you are feeling fatigued and sapped of energy, consider re-evaluating your nutritional regime.

Bear in mind, that though it is always fascinating to look great, it is more important to feel great.

In this article, I want to share five foods you can eat to reduce fatigue.

Never skip your breakfast.

Start your day strong by having a good breakfast.

I know, you have to fly off to work, -but pay attention to your body’s nutritional requirements.

 

Oatmeal 

Oatmeal has a unique antioxidant called avenanthramide, which attacks the free radicals in your body that are notorious for being offensive to the good cholesterol in your body.

Oatmeal holds a kind of fiber known as beta-glucan, which not only looks after your heart but also speeds up your system for bodily resistance. The high fiber content of oatmeal evens out the levels of blood sugar in your body and suppresses the mid-morning plunges, which result from eating loads of sugar and carbohydrates during breakfast. The fiber content increases the level of your satiety and gives your stomach a feeling of fullness. As a result of this feeling you don’t indulge in binge eating and hence don’t put on weight.

Instead of using the instant oatmeal, use the standard one because it is packed with sodium and sugar.

 

Raisins

Raisins are dehydrated grapes and contain the minerals iron, potassium and vitamins of the B-complex family and protein. They are also good originators of carbohydrates that serve as a source of stamina. They are filled with quite a few health promoting polyphenolic anti-oxidants, and  phytonutrients, which is found in several plants and is advantageous to human health and helps fight various ailments.

 

Spinach

You can include this green leafy vegetable to foods like dips, soups, stews, casseroles, salads and smoothies. Spinach is packed with substances that are necessary to make it easier for your body to perform at its best. It is dense in iron and also contains magnesium, potassium, and  vitamins of the B-complex family.

Acquiring more iron in the diet can lend a hand in lessening fatigue. Depleted levels of iron can cause both physical and intellectual fatigue, as well as a shortage of red blood cells or hemoglobin in the blood. Spinach is an outstanding source of vitamin C, which enhances assimilation of iron.

 

Snacks

Eat tiny tidbits such as whole grain cereal with fresh fruit between your meals. Whole grain cereal, as well as fresh fruit, contains plenty of fiber hence they are slow-moving. As a result, they keep providing you energy on a constant basis.

 

 Yogurt

Yogurt is certainly good for you. It contains protein and probiotics.  Probiotics are valuable bacteria that help sustain a healthy gut. Proteins stay in the stomach longer than carbohydrates and therefore serve as a steady source of energy. This can relieve symptoms of unremitting fatigue.

Don’t forget to complete the last part of every meal with a glass of water, because even mild dehydration tends to set off fatigue and weakness.

 

 

About the Author

Dorine Otinga is a professional writer who writes on different niches, ranging from health, religion, spirituality, freelancing, divorce, and marriage among other themes.

Her website is the goldenwriter.com.

Her wealth of experience has no doubt polished her research and writing abilities. Her goal is to reach out to the world by creating content that people can relate to in their personal lives.

Moreover, she aims to find a solution to people’s problems through her writing career and writes with her audience in mind. She is confident, friendly and understanding.

During her free time, she loves traveling and making new friends.

 

 

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