Do you feel fatigued, tired and lethargic throughout the day? Sometimes, even after having two-three cups of coffee during the day, we can’t shake off the drowsiness and lack of energy in our body. And battled against a never-ending list of chores, lack of sleep and an energy-deprived body, one experiences a downfall in the quality of one’s lifestyle.
Research reveals that if your body is lacking energy, chances are your diet is unhealthy and it is depriving you of all the essential nutrients that will fill you up with energy. It’s time for you to re-examine your diet, and ask yourself, is that carb-filled donut or oily meatball spaghetti dish a healthy option for lunch?
You see, unhealthy fats and carbs disrupt your digestive process, reduce your sleep quality, and mess around with your blood sugar levels. And all this deprives your body of the energy it needs to stay active, focused and energetic.
Remember, your daily diet is at the root of every problem your physical and mental health has to combat against. So, we’ve compiled a list of 8 everyday items that are unhealthy and engulf us with bouts of exhaustion and fatigue.
Here, take a look:
1. Red Wine
Research reveals that drinking wine before going to bed has disrupting effects on your sleep cycle, and in most cases, it cause fatigue and lethargy the next day. If you’re planning on drinking one or two glasses just to make sure to sleep quickly and soundly, remind yourself that this is just going to reduce your sleep cycle, and jolt you awake after plenty of tossing and turning. Besides, liquor always dehydrates your body, and this leads to a lack of concentration and bouts of fatigue.
If you really want to have a drink, don’t take it right before going to bed. Instead, take it at least 3 hours before you sleep. Wine is a good drink to accompany your lunch, or even dinner for that matter. However, make sure you drink at least one glass of water for every drink that you toss down.
2. Veggie Chips
Before you pick out an ultra-processed pack of veggie chips, remind yourself that picking out a label that says veggie written on it doesn’t mean you’re enriching your body with nutrients that come from vegetables. You see, these crunchy and excessively salty “veggie” chips are usually made with refined carbs, basically potato starch, which will make you fatigued and lazy if you eat too much of it.
And if you really want veggie chips so why not make some yourself? Just chop up some sweet potatoes, carrots, beetroot, or beets, and enjoy them with a freshly-made bowl of hummus for a snack that is filling and energizing. These veggies will fill you up with fiber and protein.