Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is still controversial, with some doctors still doubting it is really an illness. However, if you suffer from CFS, you don’t doubt that there is something wrong, even if it is difficult to pinpoint and treat what it is. CFS is characterized by extreme fatigue that can’t be explained, and the fatigue may get worse if you exercise – but it doesn’t improve with rest.
As with any of these poorly-defined conditions, one area to look at is diet – is there anything that may aggravate the condition, or similarly does anything make you feel better.
This article, on Dr. Josh Axe’s website, includes some foods to eat and some foods to avoid if you have CFS.
Top Foods for Chronic Fatigue
- Sea vegetables– Seaweed or green/blue algae provide critical minerals for proper nutrition.
- Clean lean protein– Protein slows the absorption of glucose and balance blood sugar levels.
- Foods high in probiotics– Probiotic rich foods include kimchi, sauerkraut, kefir and yogurt to help balance gut bacteria that may be triggering fatigue or joint pain.
- Omega-3s– Choose wild-caught fish for a good dose of omega-3s which support immune function and are critical for brain health.
- Water– Dehydration can increase fatigue, so try to drink a glass of water every 2 hours.
Read on for foods to avoid…