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By Stephanie Stahl
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Feeling tired even though you sleep enough? Getting your energy back could be simpler than you think. 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl has more on fighting fatigue with food.
Lots of things can make us feel tired. But if you’re getting adequate sleep and you’re still tired, it may be time look at your diet.
Nutritionist Nicolette Pace says our bodies need essential nutrients — like protein, fats and complex carbohydrates — as well as vitamins and minerals to function properly. Without them, you feel tired, even irritable, and that can lead to poor food choices.
“Grabbing sugars and grabbing something quick to bring up that energy level, that’s food that robs your energy. You will crash shortly thereafter,” says Pace.
So what should we be eating?
“We know protein leads to mental focus and energy,”…
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