Dr. Danielle Forshee, Psy.D., spoke with Elite Daily about reasons you’re always tired.
Got brain fog? Fatigue? You might want to re-evaluate the foods you’re tossing into your lunch bag every day. According to mental health counselor Dr. Danielle Forshee, Psy.D., nutrition plays a major role in not only your physical health, but your mental well-being, too. So if you’ve come to find that all of a sudden you’re exhausted all the time, particularly right after eating a meal, try to pay closer attention to the types of food you’re eating to see if you can find a pattern.
“Foods that are high in refined sugars and are heavy, such as pastas, breads, cookies, cakes, etc., will affect the blood sugar in a way that will cause you to feel tired,” Forshee tells Elite Daily. However, she adds, there are certain foods that can help combat your fatigue; “most of them include whole foods,” she explains, such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, oats, beans, and basically anything that’s minimally processed, meaning you can actually read and understand the ingredients on the label.
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