There are a of causes that can lead to fatigue and mood changes in the afternoon, including lack of rest, working way too much, certain undiscovered illnesses or even too many kilos. However, one of the biggest reasons why this happens is your own refrigerator. Keeping it short, what you eat can be the cause of your lack of energy!
When asked about this, nutritionists made a short list of the foods that drain your energy quickly!
From the start, we must state that there are several mechanisms of energy theft.
On the first hand, through “vascular theft”, which consists in redirecting cerebral oxygen circulation to the digestive level – stomach, duodenum and the small intestine, when consuming a high caloric mass.
Your energy is…stolen!
Otherwise, the lack of energy is due to the ‘theft’ of vitamins and minerals, like calcium, magnesium, iron, vitamins A, D of C, from your body’s personal reserves. Also, this can be caused by lowering their absorption from healthy foods!
However, you’re here for a list, so here are the three major food categories that are guilty of your lack of energy:
Saturated fats of animal origin (fatty meats, chunks, sausages, smoked meat, preserves, whole butter / cream, very fatty cheese – sheep / buffalo, small – sized fries, sausages, meatballs, spaghetti, fast food);
Refined carbohydrates (sugar and white flour – cakes, candies, pastry, foieties, pastry creams, donuts, etc.);
Energy drinks consumed in excess (carbonated, caffeine, coffee and green tea in large quantities).
However, it’s worth mentioning that there are a lot of extra causes that can lead to a lack of energy, including specific conditions that can get worse in time. If you feel tired all the time, you should go and consult a doctor!