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Foods to help maintain energy levels - November 30th 2013, 05:23 PM

I have E.D.S. (classical) and a symptom of it is fatigue. I get tired really easily. My energy levels are awful. I read a study online a few weeks ago claiming that eating 85% dark chocolate daily can help increase energy levels:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/7018055.stm

I thought I'd give it a go because I have nothing to lose. It seems to help I've been having a lot less naps and I my concentration has improved. I don't know if it's a placebo effect or not, I don't really care if it is because it seems to help either way.

What other foods should I eat to help? People keep recommending me porridge but I can't stand it >.> I don't mind the taste but it's the consistency I hate, it's all thick and lumpy >.>


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Re: Foods to help maintain energy levels - November 30th 2013, 05:42 PM

You could try energy drinks like Gatorade? I also heard that eating nuts and dry fruit are great energy boosters.


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Re: Foods to help maintain energy levels - December 1st 2013, 04:18 AM

Bananas. Most convenient and easiest food ever made on the planet that's healthy.
On long term scale, some eggs a week is nice + optional exercise + regularized sleep pattern.


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Re: Foods to help maintain energy levels - December 1st 2013, 09:41 AM

Stuff like energy/sports drinks make me feel a bit sick >.> I don't know why. I quite like bananas though Thanks.


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Re: Foods to help maintain energy levels - December 2nd 2013, 08:26 AM

Porridge can be made to different consistencies, it depends on the liquid to oats ratio. You can also use ground oats to make it if that helps. I'm not sure whether it helps with energy or not though. I eat it every day for stomach problems, which it does help with, but I haven't noticed it having any affect on my energy levels. But that could just be me because I have medical conditions that make me very tired, it may still be worth trying if you can work the consistency issue out.


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Re: Foods to help maintain energy levels - December 2nd 2013, 05:51 PM

Fruit in general would be good. It's high in fructose sugar and carbs that help spike energy, but not in artificial sugars that would leave you groggy.


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Re: Foods to help maintain energy levels - December 2nd 2013, 09:08 PM

I've actually been eating a lot more fruit lately I love blackberries, strawberries and kiwi


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