Afternoon Slump? 14 Foods To Fight Fatigue

September 24, 2012  |  
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Working all day can be tedious, time-consuming, and can definitely lead to fatigue and an overall lack of energy. Combined with stress or a lack of sleep, work fatigue can really take a toll on you. Here are 14 foods that can be eaten in order to fight against fatigue so that you’re able to work productively.


Strawberries are full of Vitamin C and antioxidants which, when eaten, minimize the amount of free radicals in the body. Free radicals can lead to fatigue.

Dark Chocolate

Why not get your sweet kick while getting rid of fatigue? Dark chocolate has been proven to fight against fatigue due to the high levels of polyphenols.


Eggs make for a great snack or part of any meal. Eggs are full of protein, iron, and B-vitamins, all of which are known to provide the body with much needed energy.


The probiotics and other live cultures in yogurt are said to improve common symptoms of fatigue.

Whole Grains

Whole grains have recently become the latest fad in food so to speak, but the fiber and carbs in whole grain foods definitely provides a steady burst of energy.


Tea is full of l-theanine as well as caffeine. L-theanine, an amino acid, greatly improves cognition when combined with caffeine.


Beans are not only a heart healthy food, they are also able to fight against fatigue because of the high amount of fiber and complex carbs in all types of beans.


Eating chicken at lunch time is a great way to fight off that morning fatigue. Chicken is a lean protein that is sure to give you plenty of energy.


Spinach is full of all sorts of nutrients, such as iron, that gives the body a boost of energy in order to ward off fatigue.


Walnuts and butternuts are two great sources of Omega-3s, a fatty acid that provides a source of energy as well as alpha-linolenic acid, which has shown to relieve symptoms of depression.


Oatmeal makes for a quick and easy breakfast. It’s also a meal that will energize you in the mornings thanks to the high amounts of complex carbs.

Cereal with Wheat Bran

Due to the high fiber content in wheat bran cereal, eating it can actually increase your energy levels and improve cognitive abilities.


Pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and other types of seeds are full of magnesium which can help to fight against fatigue.


Though you could just drink water, why not eat a few slices of watermelon to get in your daily water? Watermelon is nothing but water and can fight dehydration, a common cause of fatigue.

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