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Beat Fatigue the Ayurvedic Way

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Fatigue can often generally be attributed to lifestyle or dietary problems. The way you live your life and how you eat largely determines the energy levels within your body. Especially important is how you eat, the strength of your digestion, and what sort of foods you are able to digest. Remember that when you consume food, you are trying to build up energy and the type of food that your digest determines how much is absorbed by your body’s cells. By not eating properly, you are not only opening yourself up to having lower energy levels and being susceptible to fatigue, but you may also have other health problems later in life, such as heart disease, which are related to your poor diet later in life.

For your body’s sake and to keep you feeling alive and ready to go, finding the right diet is crucial. Generally speaking, some of the foods to avoid are fatty foods, those high in refined/processed carbohydrates, sugars and stimulants such as caffeine. This is not purely because they make you gain weight; it is because they can cause havoc on your entire system; excess refined sugars, for example, can stress your endocrine system in addition to your digestion, which can lead you to feeling tired. Unhealthy fatty foods, like those made with processed oils and saturated fats, can coat your intestinal wall and can result in less food being absorbed into your system, so cells are provided with less energy, leaving you feeling fatigued. This information, though, is nothing new, and you can find more general dietary recommendations on websites such as WebMD.

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What you may not have heard before is the Ayurvedic perspective. Ayurveda believes strongly that the strength of your digestive fire makes all the difference in how well you are able to convert food into energy and into healthy tissues. To support your digestive fire, eat warm, cooked foods that are natural to the season. Add digestive spices such as cumin, mustard seed, turmeric, cinnamon, and ginger. And avoid raw, dry foods and iced drinks. Traditional Ayurvedic herbs can also help support your energy levels if they are on the low side. Ashwagandha can be particularly good if you are feeling tired. It is said to support your body when you are facing high stress levels, and it can encourage a healthy sleeping pattern. In Ayurveda, it is believed to revitalize the immune system and is regarded as both a rejuvenative and adaptogenic herb which can really assist in the fight against fatigue. Similarly, taking Chyavanprash is a great way of restoring energy. As a nutritive jam, it can replace the need for a stimulant like caffeine and even sugar to provide you with that extra energy boost. It is said to help rejuvenate the body through helping the body’s immunity and metabolism, supporting digestion, and promoting healthy energy levels.

On their own, these Ayurvedic remedies will support your energy, but you must also address the root issue that is draining your energy. In combination with the right exercise regimen, and most importantly healthy digestion with the right diet, the supplements can really boost the low energy, fatigued state you may find yourself in. The inherent nature of Ayurveda takes into consideration a number of factors. Eating right, dietary supplements and specific exercise techniques in yoga, pranayama, and meditation can really set you up on the path to a more fulfilling lifestyle. Take these tips to heart, consider adding the likes of Ashwagandha and Chyavanprash to your diet, and you will definitely start to see a difference in a very short period of time. Fight fatigue by ensuring your lifestyle and diet are aligned correctly and use Ayurvedic herbs to help you.