Stop tiredness

What are the food shortages that can cause fatigue?
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What are the food shortages that can cause fatigue?

I will cite some responsible elements, premising that the following list does not have the slightest claim to be exhaustive:

  • Insufficient water supply, which generates chronic dehydration.
  • Insufficient consumption of complex carbohydrates (bread, pasta, cereals etc.), which represent our main source of physical and mental energy.
  • The deficiency of amino acids (animal protein foods, soy), which are necessary for the construction of our body proteins, whose cells are constantly renewed. This process requires a considerable supply of energy. Amino acids also intervene in the synthesis of hormones, enzymes and antibodies and thus participate, indirectly, in multiple body functions
  • Vitamin deficiencies, mainly of vitamin C (fruit, fresh, raw or undercooked vegetables), B1, B5 (beer yeast, wheat germ, whole grains, oil fruits, liver, yolk) and B12 (animal-based protein foods spirulina).
  • Mineral deficiencies, particularly iron (meat, yolk, seafood, legumes), potassium (raw or undercooked vegetables, fresh, dried and oil fruits, beer yeast, wheat germ) or magnesium (whole grains, oil fruits, beer yeast, wheat germ, legumes)

Theoretically it is assumed that a balanced diet is sufficient to cover all our nutritional needs. In reality, deficiencies can occur despite a correct supply of “nutrients”, as numerous factors increase the need for them; hence the interest in nutritional supplements.

Here are the main antagonists of anti-fatigue substances:

  • Stress: vitamins B and C, magnesium, amino acids.
  • Smoking (also passive): vitamins C and B.
  • Intensive physical training: vitamins B and C, iron, magnesium, potassium, amino acids.
  • Muscle work above normal: amino acids.
  • Oral contraceptives: vitamins B and C.
  • Aspirin: vitamin C, iron.
  • Hypermenorrhea (abundant menstruation): iron.
  • Excess of caffeine: vitamins B and C, potassium, iron.
  • Excess alcohol: vitamins B and C, magnesium, potassium.
  • Excess salt: potassium.

It should be noted that the intake of magnesium is often insufficient in the case of a low-calorie diet, while iron, vitamin B12 and amino acids can be scarce in a strictly vegetarian diet.

In case of abnormal fatigue, contact a health professional who will advise you on the most suitable product for you.

6 thoughts on “Stop tiredness

  1. Aisling Johnson says:

    Fatigue can depend on causes of a physical nature, such as efforts and illnesses, but also of a psychological nature.

  2. Aislinn Neale says:

    The topic of the blog was fatigue due to nutritional deficiencies …. here instead we talk about fatigue due to diseases and other conditions that are a completely different thing

  3. Taryn Dennis says:

    There is tiredness and fatigue. There is physiological fatigue, which appears in particular periods of the year, especially when the seasons change; stress fatigue; a tiredness related to depression; a tiredness due to organic causes, for example to an illness. When, then, tiredness becomes chronic and becomes debilitating to the point of making it difficult to carry out normal daily activities, we can speak of chronic fatigue syndrome.

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