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Fight Fatigue with These Fulfilling Foods

We’ll show you how to go from sleepy to spritely with these 3 nourishing foods – you might already have some of these hiding in the kitchen! 

While you might feel a hit of energy after downing a chocolate bar, you can probably recall the energy crashes that follow soon after. Let’s take a look at some of the factors that contribute to fatigue:

  • High sugar consumption: Eating sugary foods leads to an increase in blood-sugar levels, followed by a crash that can leave you feeling tired and sluggish.
  • Skipping meals: Skipping meals can cause a drop in blood-sugar levels, which can lead to feelings of tiredness and lethargy. It can also leave us undernourished, and when we’re low or deficient in nutrients like iron or vitamin B12, we’ll often feel fatigued.

  • Consuming ultra-processed foods: Processed foods, such as fast food, chips, and candy, are often high in unhealthy fats and added sugar.
  • Dehydration: Not drinking enough water can cause dehydration, which can lead to feelings of tiredness and fatigue.
  • Consuming too much caffeine: While caffeine can provide a temporary energy boost, consuming too much can lead to feelings of anxiety and fatigue. That doesn’t mean you have to ditch your cup of joe – just be sure to enjoy it in moderation.

 But it’s not all doom and gloom – we’ve got a few foods that have the opposite effect. 


Oatmeal is an excellent breakfast food that can help to fight fatigue. It is high in complex carbohydrates, which provide sustained energy throughout the day. Oatmeal also contains fibre, which helps to regulate blood sugar levels and prevent energy crashes. Additionally, oatmeal is a good source of B vitamins, which are important for energy production.


Nuts, such as almonds, walnuts, and cashews, are a great snack food that can help to fight fatigue. They are rich in healthy fats, protein, and fibre, which help to provide energy and stabilise our blood-sugars. Nuts are also rich in healthy fats – walnuts in particular are loaded with omega 3s – which is known to keep us feeling fuller for longer, reduce sugar cravings and provide stable energy.

Fatty Fish

Fatty fish like as salmon, tuna, and mackerel are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, which help to reduce inflammation in the body and improve brain function. They also provide that much-needed energy boost throughout the day and prevent incessant cravings for sugary foods that sap our energy They are also a good source of protein, which helps to provide sustained energy. Additionally, fatty fish contains vitamin B12, which is important for energy production and can help to reduce feelings of fatigue. As we mentioned above, a deficiency in this nutrient is known to cause fatigue, among other symptoms like weakness and a racing heart.

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August 15, 2023

Thanks Camila, we’re glad you enjoyed the content!
xx The IQS Team



August 15, 2023

That’s great, thanks!!!

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