By Emily Alford
The Daily Meal
If you’re feeling drained, try snacking on these foods.

5 Foods That Fight Fatigue



Walnuts have it all; in addition to protein and fiber to help keep you full, crunching on walnuts will help you feel more alert.



These versatile breakfast staples are high in protein, so they keep you feeling full and alert. But that’s not all! Eggs contain choline, which aids in brain function, helping you feel sharp as a tack.



Salmon is high in the omega-3 fatty acids human bodies need but can’t produce naturally. If your fatigue is a side effect of depression, research has found that upping your intake of omega-3s can boost the healing effects of anti-depressants.


Wheat Germ

Sprinkling just a tablespoon of wheat germ over your cereal or smoothie will give you a day’s serving of vitamin E, which is known to relieve symptoms in chronic fatigue syndrome patients.


Dark Chocolate

Now we’re talking! Dark chocolate cocoa nibs contain an ingredient called theobromine, which is a stimulant similar to, but less harsh than, caffeine. Make sure you’re going for very dark chocolate though; milk chocolate contains a lot of sugar and will lead to a crash.

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