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Block Daytime Combating Fatigue

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Nearly everyone struggles with fatigue from time to time. If you are tired of feeling tired and looking for safe and effective ways to boost your energy levels, the solution may be as simple as fighting back with energy-boosting superfoods and supplements.
Fatigue is one of the most common problems people report to their doctor or pharmacist. 
Who is at greatest risk? Women, especially during menstruating years, teenagers (lack of sleep, poor diet, studying), busy professionals (stress)
What are some of the hidden or surprising causes of fatigue? Food intolerance's (celiac disease), iron deficiency, low thyroid, low BP, dehydration, diet high in white foods (high GI), side effect of prescription drugs (blood pressure meds, antidepressants)
Eat more energizing foods:green tea
  • protein rich foods
  • healthy fats (palm, coconut)
  • Slow release carbohydrates (ie. quinoa, chia seed)
  • Smart snacks: nuts, seeds, yogurt
Are there any supplements that can help? Multivitamin with extra Bs
  • Ribose for cellular energy, endurance
  • Iron supplements for women at risk of iron deficiency
  • Supplements for stress

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