Ten Energy-Boosting Superfoods Right for Your Type
Why Do I Feel So Tired All the Time?
Ever feel like your get-up-and-go got up and went? Dr. D'Adamo's book "Fatigue: Fight it with the Blood Type Diet features individualized plans and strategies for preventing and treating the conditions that cause fatigue. Especially helpful are the super-beneficial food lists for each blood type for boosting energy.
'The chemistry of blood type continues to provide clues to the biological and genetic mechanisms that control health and disease,' writes Dr. D'Adamo.:
Nutrient deficiency may also contribute to feelings of fatigue; we'll discuss supplementation below. It's fascinating to see how the nutrient values change in the same foods based on how they are prepared or processed.
Top Energy Foods for Type AB
Dr. D'Adamo's supplements can be helpful in addressing energy-sapping nutrient imbalances that help supporthealthy energy levels for all blood types:
Sleep – This seems like common sense, but getting enough sleep is not so easy for some people. Dr. D’Adamo suggests setting up a regular sleep schedule, going to bed around the same time and waking at about the same time every morning, even on weekends.
Exercise: Regular blood type appropriate exercise, three to four times a week, for at least thirty minutes each time, helps to increase energy levels. Exercise may make you feel tired initially if you have not exercised or do not exercise regularly, but your body will adjust and feel more invigorated.
Meditate – One of the benefits reported by people who meditate regularly is increased energy levels. Improved quality of sleep and heightened concentration rank up there, too. Meditation is usually performed for ten to twenty minutes once or twice a day, and is easy to learn. There are a variety of books and tapes that provide meditation instruction.
Light – With the spring season upon us, this one is easy. Open your shades to take advantage of the natural light or take a walk outdoors at lunchtime. Sunlight stimulates your body’s natural energy centers.
Water – Drink up! You may be slightly dehydrated. A tall glass of cold water will invigorate your body and keep you hydrated and healthy.
Stress – Stress takes a huge toll on your body. Dr. D’Adamo recommends the yoga technique of Alternate Nostril Breathing. “Alternate nostril breathing just requires that you close one nostril with the finger, breath in with the open nostril, change positions, and breathe out with the other. Do this 15-20 times, and then reverse the procedure. Studies have shown this to be valuable in balancing out the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, an important cause of panic type attacks.”
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