Fatigue seems to be a common affliction for women these days because there's often just so much to do in so little time. While we can't buy more time, we can certainly alter our food choices and use food as fuel. The right kind of fuel will give you the right boost of energy, especially when you need to kickstart or get through the day. Here are eight, great energy boosters that'll put a skip in your step:
There's nothing quite like the sweet and sour tang of orange juice in the morning to wake you up. More importantly, a tall glass of OJ can help keep you hydrated while giving you a healthy dose of vitamin C.
This tropical fruit is a rich source of potassium, an electrolyte that helps maintain normal nerve and muscle function. The sugar in bananas is also easily digested by the body and converted into energy.
This high fiber grain is an ideal breakfast food as it fills you up, lowers your cholesterol and keeps fatigue at bay. It's also rich in calcium, potassium, magnesium, vitamins E B.
A great source of carbohydrate, protein, fiber, glucose, B vitamins, molybdenum, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc and calcium, lentils also help lower cholesterol and blood pressure.
Your body needs water to digest, absorb and transport nutrients, as well as regulate body temperature. Dehydration can lead to fatigue, so try and down eight to ten glasses of water a day.
Low in calories, when eaten in modertaion, and rich in antioxidants, dark chocolate contains tyramine and phenylethylamine that can boost your energy levels and aid digestion.
They may be small, but they pack a considerable punch. Rich in protein, iron, B vitamins, copper and magnesium, they're great as a quick, light snack.
Another great snack, it's packed with folic acid, vitamin B12 and magnesium. It also contains omega-3 and omega-6, which increase alertness.