5 Diet Tips for People with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

0
137

If you have chronic fatigue syndrome, you may be struggling to keep your symptoms under control. Your diet may help with that. Here are 5 diet tips for people with chronic fatigue syndrome.

1. Hydration

If you are not drinking enough water, it can make your fatigue worse. So, make sure you stay hydrated throughout the day. Your body is at least 60% water. So, it needs a lot to function properly. Don’t overtax your body by depriving your body of hydration.

2. Stay Away from Inflammatory Foods

Additionally, fatigue is related to body inflammation so stay away from inflammatory foods that can make it worse. Some examples of inflammatory foods are heavily processed foods, refined sugar, fried foods, and vegetable oil. Instead, focus on anti-inflammatory foods such as olive oil, and fish.

3. Eat Smaller Meals

Another dietary change you can make is eating smaller meals more frequently. Often times, if you are too tired you lose your appetite and don’t eat at all. This is counterproductive to receiving nutrients that may help with symptoms.

Instead, try eating frequent, smaller meals. You may be able to keep your energy up if you eat more frequently.

4. Limit Your Caffeine Intake

Contrary to popular belief, if you are feeling too tired you should limit your caffeine intake. At least, you should if you have chronic fatigue syndrome. While it may provide you with a temporary boost in energy, that feeling may lead you to overdo things.

If you do choose to drink caffeine in moderation, be careful to monitor yourself. Don’t overtax yourself with a flurry of activities. And, make sure the caffeine does not affect how you sleep.

5. Eat More Vegetables

Finally, fill-up on non-starchy vegetables that are known for their anti-inflammatory properties. Stay colorful when choosing your vegetables. For example, red vegetables like tomatoes have anti-inflammatory properties.

Final Thoughts

Certain foods may trigger fatigue symptoms more than others. So, help yourself by adopting these 5 diet tips for people with chronic fatigue syndrome.

Previous

How to Eat Healthy on a Budget

A healthy diet is often associated with larger expenses. And, while French fries and burgers are quite affordable, chia seeds and avocado may seem more ... Read more

Next

5 Foods You Should Eat While on a Ketogenic Diet

If you are on the Ketogenic Diet, you may be confused about what you can eat. It is a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet. But, beyond bacon ... Read more

SHARE

Hi there! Sasha here. There are three things I am passionate about: health, family and friends. I’m here to share my passion and knowlege about health with you. The other two I keep to myself.