5 Foods Nurses Can Eat to Reduce Fatigue


Fatigue and deficiency of energy are problems every nurse suffers from.

Your work beats the threshold of  the human body and mind because of overwork that makes you irritable and exhausted.

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

If you are feeling fatigued and sapped of energy, consider re-evaluating your nutritional regime. Also,  never ever skip your breakfast!

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

Here are five foods you can eat to reduce fatigue:


Oatmeal for breakfast

Oatmeal is full of 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 of bodily resistance. The high fiber content of oatmeal also 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 same 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 don’t put on weight.

But mind you, instead of using the instant oatmeal, use the standard one because it is packed with sodium and sugar.



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 also 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.



You can include this green leafy vegetable to foods such as  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 bring about 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 Ascorbic acid, which enhances assimilation of iron.


Munchies between your meals

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 is certainly good for you. It contains protein and  probiotics that are valuable bacteria that help sustain a healthy gut environment. 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.

No doubt, your career is very important in the field of medicine, and you simply can’t afford to doze off.


By Dr. Tabinda Habib


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