Winter fatigue can be combated with a diet rich in energy.
And let’s cut straight to it: soda and candy don’t provide you with enduring energy. They may provide you with a quick boost, but the body quickly processes simple carbohydrates, leaving you with low blood sugar and low energy. What you need is something to sustain and complex carbohydrates, of the kind found in grains, provide you with just that: clean-burning fuel to keep you pushing through the fatigue that is brought on by winter.
Attention to proper nutrition and proper timing of eating makes a world of difference to your vitality.
Everyone has heard not to skip breakfast, but the pressure of time often leaves us shorthanded in the mornings. A coffee and croissant set a pretty poor tone for the rest of the day, so if you can wake up just a second earlier to consume a balanced breakfast (think oatmeal with fruit; toast with yogurt) you can start off on the right foot. Modern nutrition suggests that you distribute calorie consumption evenly across all meals, so you set the tone for the rest of the day with breakfast.
A high energy diet includes:
- Iron: a mineral that helps allocate oxygen to where it is needed by way of the red blood cells. Oxygen is essential for energy and many of us are chronically deficient in iron levels.
- Vitamin D: for fighting off seasonal depression, D is important. But it is also hard to come by in winter. Add it in by consuming cold water fish such as salmon, which also happens to contain high levels of protein and omega-3 fatty acid.
- A mix high in complex carbohydrates, medium in protein and low in fat and plenty of fruit and vegetable to provide you with all the micronutrients necessary to help you truly thrive.
At Scorca Chiropractic, we help you fight through the fatigue of winter naturally
Diet is a cornerstone, but so is keeping your body fit so that you can stay active in the winter months. We help you keep your body in top physical form by providing you with chiropractic adjustment, of the kind that removes nerve impingement and boosts range of motion. Give our office in Fremont a call to schedule an appointment today.
Dr. Francis Scorca, D.C.