Fatigue-fighting foods


Kelly James-Enger


One of the easiest ways to combat fatigue is by eating throughout the day to give you a constant source of energy. Snack wisely by choosing nutrient-dense foods—those low in calories but high in vitamins and minerals. Carbohydrate- and protein-rich foods such as these provide sustained energy, says Kristine Clark, director of sports nutrition at Penn State University:

• Peanut butter sandwich
• Yogurt
• Turkey or chicken salad on bread
• Crackers and cheese
• Banana and hard-boiled egg
• Pasta salad (or pasta with low-fat meat sauce)
• Baked potato with low-fat cheese.


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