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Best foods to get rid of mental fatigue

Published on Dec 04, 2023 12:37 PM IST
  • While long working hours and stress can lead to mental fatigue, certain nutritional deficiencies can also disrupt brain function. Here're foods that can help.
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"Feel tired more often than usual? Feel overwhelmed all the time? Maybe there’s something physiological as well that’s triggering it! Various studies have shown that deficiencies in key vitamins B1, B2 and B3, lead to imbalances which cause mental fatigue. How do you keep your mind fresh, productivity at an all-time high and lower your chances of mental fatigue? A small mindful change in your diet is the key. Start including the following food sources in your diet and watch your mental health help you become more successful in life!" says Nutritionist Lovneet Batra. Here are foods that you can include in your diet.(Freepik) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Dec 04, 2023 12:37 PM IST

"Feel tired more often than usual? Feel overwhelmed all the time? Maybe there’s something physiological as well that’s triggering it! Various studies have shown that deficiencies in key vitamins B1, B2 and B3, lead to imbalances which cause mental fatigue. How do you keep your mind fresh, productivity at an all-time high and lower your chances of mental fatigue? A small mindful change in your diet is the key. Start including the following food sources in your diet and watch your mental health help you become more successful in life!" says Nutritionist Lovneet Batra. Here are foods that you can include in your diet.(Freepik)

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Vitamin B1: The deficiency of this vitamin can manifest into symptoms like fatigue, nerve damage to even heart issues. To beat this, you can include ragi, peas, sunflower seeds, cashew, milk, and pistachios in your diet. (Shutterstock) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Dec 04, 2023 12:37 PM IST

Vitamin B1: The deficiency of this vitamin can manifest into symptoms like fatigue, nerve damage to even heart issues. To beat this, you can include ragi, peas, sunflower seeds, cashew, milk, and pistachios in your diet. (Shutterstock)

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Ragi: It can be easily incorporated in your diet as flour and in other savouries replacing maida and wheat flour.(Pinterest) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Ragi: It can be easily incorporated in your diet as flour and in other savouries replacing maida and wheat flour.(Pinterest)

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Peas and nuts and seeds are also great snacking options that can help you beat this deficiency. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Peas and nuts and seeds are also great snacking options that can help you beat this deficiency. (Unsplash)

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Vitamin B2: The deficiency of this water-soluble vitamin can cause fatigue, swollen throat, blurred vision, and depression. Your skin may crack, or you may develop itching and dermatitis around the mouth. To get over this deficiency, you can include barley, rajma, groundnuts, A2 cow milk, and walnuts to the diet. (Pixabay) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Vitamin B2: The deficiency of this water-soluble vitamin can cause fatigue, swollen throat, blurred vision, and depression. Your skin may crack, or you may develop itching and dermatitis around the mouth. To get over this deficiency, you can include barley, rajma, groundnuts, A2 cow milk, and walnuts to the diet. (Pixabay)

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Walnuts: You can include walnuts in your diet in a variety of ways.  You can have them roasted or soaked early in the morning or add them to your breakfast porridge, smoothie and salad. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Walnuts: You can include walnuts in your diet in a variety of ways.  You can have them roasted or soaked early in the morning or add them to your breakfast porridge, smoothie and salad. (Unsplash)

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Barley: Another B2 rich grain is barley which can be added to khichdi, used as a flour, and consumed as a nutritious drink. (Freepik) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Barley: Another B2 rich grain is barley which can be added to khichdi, used as a flour, and consumed as a nutritious drink. (Freepik)

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Vitamin B3: This vitamin contributes in a range of important brain functions. It helps in cellular metabolism and reduce tiredness. Rice, bajra, barley, chickpea, moong green dal, banana, almonds, and dates are some of the options. These foods are very important in maintaining and boosting your mental health. (Pinterest) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Dec 04, 2023 12:37 PM IST

Vitamin B3: This vitamin contributes in a range of important brain functions. It helps in cellular metabolism and reduce tiredness. Rice, bajra, barley, chickpea, moong green dal, banana, almonds, and dates are some of the options. These foods are very important in maintaining and boosting your mental health. (Pinterest)

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