5 Foods To Eat When You’re Feeling Low-Energy and Overly Exhausted

If you feel tired every day and it’s not because of something like an upcoming work deadline that’s making you lose sleep, you might want to change your lifestyle. Ginger Hultin, MS, RDN, CSO, is a Seattle-based registered dietitian nutritionist, owner of ChampagneNutrition, and author of Anti-Inflammatory Diet Meal Prep. She says that one great way to start is to fill your plate with more nutrient-dense, energy-boosting foods.

According to a registered dietitian, the ideal foods for greater energy when you’re feeling chronically fatigued are as follows:

5. Whole grains

Hultin says, “The body needs carbohydrates for energy, and eating high-fiber, high-protein whole grains regularly each day helps balance blood sugar and energy levels and provides a rich source of vitamins and minerals”. Brown rice, oats, amaranth, buckwheat, farro, and quinoa are just some of the delicious options. You can eat them for breakfast (like overnight oats and oatmeal), snacks (like oat bars and trail mixes), veggie bowls with tofu or fish, or stir-fry meals.