If you feel heavy, tired or exhausted, maybe it's time to change something at the table.
A prolonged state of fatigue breaks us physically and emotionally, making us more vulnerable to disease, depression and even chronic conditions such as heart attacks.
Most people believe that the cause of low energy is due to stress, too much work or a busy life.
Certainly these circumstances affect, but in most cases it is due to an incorrect diet, sending the body in tilt.
Feeling weighed down is a clear sign that what we eat is both in quantity and quality, it is not suitable for our lifestyle and our body.
Commonly, we underestimate these small signals that the body sends us, but over time they turn into real calamities.
The good news is that we can change our eating habits very easily.
Proper nutrition rich in nutrients essential for the proper functioning of the body and brain, they can work wonders in making you feel light and vigorous.
Luckily, we don't have to make drastic changes to our diet, but only to eliminate some categories of food to restore lightness and energy to our body.
5 Foods That Cause Fatigue
Coca Cola and Coffee
Despite the benefits of coffee (Coca Cola has no benefits), if you feel tired, remove it completely.
Coffee gives a false feeling of energy in the form of a stimulant thanks to caffeine. However, after a brief energy boost, the person feels tired or even asleep.
In fact, caffeine generates a feeling of continuous tiredness.
L'adenosine, the neurotransmitter that causes fatigue, is blocked by caffeine.
Although caffeine prevents adenosine from reaching the brain - making us feel tired - it does not block the body from producing it.
Therefore, when the effect of caffeine wears off, excess adenosine makes you tired and sleepy.
This “vicious cycle” is responsible for caffeine addiction.
Moreover, among its negative effects we find a feeling of dehydration, as well as a source of fatigue.
In order to eliminate fatigue, it would be better to give it a break with coffee.
If you can't do without it, try to reduce the amount of coffee to a cup of espresso in the morning obviously without sugar. Then I will explain the effect of refined sugars they have on a person's vital energy.
The first week you will feel dizzy, and this is normal as the brain rebalances the chemical values upset by caffeine. But then, you will taste the infinite vital energy of your body.
A note of warning; interruption of caffeine with serious effects:
- Feeling sad.
This is why I always recommend starting “the diet from coffee” during a week you don't have any important commitments.
Symptoms are usually felt in the first week, after which you will feel more energetic and less sleepy.
Another valid alternative a little less abrupt that worked for me, and I consider it the best, is to replace coffee with tea.
Maybe you don't know, but tea is generally low in caffeine and high in antioxidants.
The low amount of caffeine helps the coffee addict to cut it out, while antioxidants purify the body.
Moreover, drinking tea during the day improves alertness and performance without any contraidication.
White flour, Cereals and derivatives
Italians are used to eating pasta and bread daily.
They are good things to have at the table, and many people consider these to be essential to the diet.
If we are like most Italians, our meals reflect a food pyramid not always correct, in which starting from the bottom we find:
- Pane, cereals, rice and pasta.
- Vegetables and fruit.
- Dairy product, meat and fish.
- Fat, oils and sweets.
This power, however healthy it may seem, it is very far from what we would need to be in excellent health and have the right amount of energy, not of fatigue.
As you can see, foods produced with white flours are on the agenda.
But this old food pyramid dates back to 1992 and many things have changed since then. Fortunately for the best…
The foods located at the top of it are those that should be consumed in small quantities while those placed at the base are those that must be consumed more frequently and in larger quantities.
A modern diet involves the consumption of wholemeal flour products instead of white flours, and in any case not daily.
The reason is that the gluten found in white flours is one of the most inflammatory nutrients responsible for intestinal irritation.
Moreover, gluten being one “sticky protein”, it can also interfere with digestion by mixing food particles together. This creates “extra” work for the stomach during digestion by taking away resources and energy.
Among other things, it is known that foods rich in gluten, they do nothing but increase insulin and serotonin in our body.
The cells end up being saturated with fat, without ever being able to dispose of. In other words, the person gets fat.
These deposits become a dangerous environment for heavy metals and toxins.
The consequence is that despite the consumption of food we will not be anything but tired and weak.
If you replace products containing white flours with fruit, vegetables, cheeses, meat or fish, you will feel more energetic.
The reason is very simple; no gluten + energy.
Therefore, to feel light and full of energy, it is recommended to simply remove all flour products that contain gluten from the diet.
In this way, we will have more space to consume fruits and vegetables that contain essential nutrients for the proper functioning of our body.
Refined and sweet sugars
There are actual scientific research libraries proving the harmful effects of refined sugars, but nevertheless, people love to eat sweets.
This is because the sugar gives immediate energy and the brain responds to the stimulus by simply asking for more.
Unfortunately, the human body is not designed to handle too much sugar, and this creates blood sugar imbalances (blood sugar concentration) with multiple undesirable effects including tiredness.
Behind every candy there is an energy thief.
Foods rich in sugar, instead of energizing the body as one thinks wrongly, they create fatigue.
The reason is that sugar decreases the activity of orexin, a neuropeptide that regulates appetite and sleep.
In other words, less hourly, more sleep.
Studies done on mice have brought to light that orexin increases the activity of the metabolism, making people more active.
Therefore, we have every interest in eating few sugary foods if we want to live an active life.
The hectic life has given rise to risotaranti “fast food”, that serve foods commonly defined "garbage”.
This is because most of the foods served are highly rated loads of harmful fats, of synthetic flavors, of preservatives, rich in salt and sugar, but they offer no benefits for the proper functioning of the body.
A real bomb of malaise, although our palate feels them excellent in taste and excellent in flavor.
The only thing they offer is a very high number of calories that are difficult to digest, and the effects can only knock us out.
A Correct Eating Habit Comes First, Then All The Rest Will Follow Easily
If you focus on creating eating habits of necessity instead of pleasure or convention, you will feel energetic and strong all day.
By eating habits of necessity I mean eating meals rich in essential nutrients for our body to function at its best.
The human body is a wonderful machine, but for its proper functioning, it needs excellent fuel in the form of food.
When the human body has everything it needs constantly, it is able to enhance a person's life. This person will never feel tired, even after long hours of work or moments of intense stress.
Rather, his body will react with enormous vigor.
Suffice it to imaginary sports celebrities, they have so much energy that they have managed to reach exceptional levels in their respective fields. And they definitely never eat junk food or sweets, but rather they have the habit of following a diet rich in nutrients that allows them to be able to give their best.
Essentially, if you want to be full of energy, the important thing to remember is to create good habits that serve your body instead of satiating your craving for low nutritious foods.
If you can do this, it doesn't matter if you work all day or your life is stressful, because your body has what it needs.
Remember if you want to feel light and energetic like a gazelle, your eating habits are what matter.
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