Fight fatigue with warm meals
How to properly improve mental and physical weakness with proper nutrition
When we get tired in the evening, we go to bed and sleep. Most people can then get fit and vital in the morning. But what if, after the nocturnal bed rest, we are just as exhausted in the morning as we were the night before, and this phenomenon is repeated daily? We then drag ourselves through the day, feel broken even without effort and just want to rest. But resting does not help. In this case, doctors speak of the so-called “fatigue”.
Many people often put a (low) energy deficit on too much stress or age and try to repress it. However, fatigue is often characterised by progressive deterioration, albeit slowly.
The following symptoms indicate fatigue and are suitable for self-testing:
Quick Fatigue – Will I get tired quickly, no matter how exhausting an activity is?
Lack of concentration – Can I focus only badly and forget quickly?
Strong need for stimulants – Am I always drinking coffee? Or do I have a craving for alcohol and cigarettes?
Overly long sleep – Do I sleep much longer than eight to nine hours at night?
Mental fatigue – Do I constantly feel tired/stressed/overloaded?
The most common causes of fatigue include poor blood circulation, metabolic diseases, infections, inflammatory diseases, heart or lung disease, side effects of drugs, excessive work without regular periods of rest, too low hydration, hormonal disorders, vitamin deficiencies or even cancer and chemotherapy, etc.
However, if there is no underlying disease or excessive workload, fatigue can often be counteracted by a high-quality diet.
Ayurvedic nutritional principles fight fatigue
Nowadays, smoothies and raw foods are in vogue. In the first few days of a raw food diet, we may feel better in the short term. The body is cleansed by the fibre and receives, in contrast to a diet rich in fast food or similar, many essential vitamins and minerals. However, a long-term raw food diet is not recommended for everyone. In Ayurvedic medicine, it is pointed out that mainly people with a Vata or Pitta constitution tend to have indigestion and degeneration of the joints, for example.
Ayurvedic medicine, therefore, recommends eating hot meals.
Here are some benefits of hot meals at a glance:
They help to increase and maintain the body’s core temperature
They are easy to digest and less likely to cause bloating
Nutrients can be absorbed more easily.
The risk of bacterial contamination is very low
How about a small challenge?
From now on, for a month, also incorporate a hot breakfast and a hot dinner into the diet and discover the effects on digestion and well-being! There are many options: warm porridge, vegetable soups, pancakes or lentil soup. The imagination knows no limits!
We wish you success! 🙂
Athena studies Chinese & Economics at the University of Cologne. Having spent many years in China and Japan, she has developed an interest in holistic medicine. Based on her interest, Athena joined Sri Sri Tattva as a content writer, social media manager and translator.
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