Vitamins are very important! (It’s a shame most Dr.’s are saying they don’t recommend even a daily supplement anymore! What?!)
If they are good, whole food vitamins or at least without fillers and artificial additives, please- take them! Trust me, they do help! Especially if you are not getting what you need from the food you eat.
Let’s see how we can help with Fatigue but getting what we need
Depending on your dietary restrictions, you can get almost everything your body needs from good food. But as we know, fatigue is a big problem with Fibromyalgia. So TRY your best to FIGHT this monster with what your body needs and wants!
Hope this helps!
Foods Rich in Magnesium
Foods rich in magnesium may help you fight fatigue and boost your energy. The University of Maryland Medical Center recommends a daily dose of 300 to 1,000mg of magnesium for feelings of fatigue. However, research studies have been mixed, and more research is required to establish a benefit. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, a combination of 600mg twice a day of magnesium and malic acid can also act to increase your energy levels. Magnesium can affect your blood pressure levels, so check with your doctor before taking a supplement. Rich food sources of magnesium include nuts and seeds, whole grains and green leafy vegetables.
Foods Rich in Vitamin B-12
If you are deficient in vitamin B-12, you may develop anemia, a condition characterized by pale skin, appetite loss and diarrhea. Other common symptoms include fatigue, light-headedness and a reduction in energy levels. If you develop anemia due to low vitamin B-12 levels, increasing the vitamin B-12 in your body can help combat your anemia and increase your energy. Vitamin B12 can only be found in animal foods such as poultry, red meat, fish, eggs and dairy products. Vegetarians or vegans who do not consume animal products may require a supplement to increase vitamin B-12 levels and can consult a doctor.
Foods Rich in Iron
Fatigue can also be a result of a condition called iron-deficiency anemia, a type of anemia that develops if you are deficient in iron. Symptoms of this condition include fatigue, energy loss and weakness. You can boost your iron levels by a supplement or through your dietary choices. Food sources of iron include red meat, pork, poultry, shellfish, eggs, beans, nuts, dried fruits, dark leafy greens and peas. Some foods, such as whole-grain breads and cereals, are also fortified with iron.
Foods Rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Omega-3 fatty acids are essential fats that your body requires for proper growth and development, and normal brain function. Your body cannot produce these fats, so you must obtain them from dietary sources. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, if you are deficient in omega-3 fats, you may experience dry skin, mood swings and fatigue. Food sources of omega-3s include fatty fish, such as tuna, mackerel, salmon and herring. Other sources include flaxseeds, flaxseed oil, hemp seeds, hemp seed oil and walnuts.