5 Foods That Make You Really Tired, Both Physically And Mentally

FOOD  |  November 20, 2017
  • Processed meat
    1 / 5 Processed meat

    Processed meat can be really convenient when you’re too busy to cook a meal for your family but consume it in moderation. The high salt and preservative content in such foods can really alter blood sugar levels and cause slight inflammation in your body. All of this can make you feel slightly irritable.

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  • Dairy
    2 / 5 Dairy

    According to research, 75 per cent of people cannot actually process dairy well. Dairy can sometimes cause inflammatory reactions in the body and most commonly, stomachaches.

    (Also Read: Australia’s A2 Milk Is Your Best Bet If You Think You Are “Lactose Intolerant”)

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  • Nightshades
    3 / 5 Nightshades

    Nightshades are foods like potatoes, tomatoes and peppers. While they don’t always cause an inflammatory reaction in people, nightshades contain a natural occurring chemical known as alkaloids and not everyone is naturally able to digest and break them down. 

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  • Alcohol
    4 / 5 Alcohol

    We’re all aware of the ill affects that alcohol has on the brain. To put it simply, alcohol impairs the brain’s basic functions (which is why most people who are drunk end up doing things they regret).

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  • White rice
    5 / 5 White rice

    Foods with high glycemic-index tend to increase the risk of depression and causes your body to increase its blood sugar levels rapidly. In turn, once your body is done processing the sugar, it ends up hitting a slump and you’ll end up feeling even more tired than usual.

    (Also Read: 6 Energy-Boosting Superfoods to Eat If You’re Always Tired)

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    A version of this story first appeared in The Singapore Women’s Weekly. The go-to, trusted magazine for the latest news and information in areas that matter most to the professional working woman, The Singapore Women’s Weekly is now available in both print and digital formats. Visit www.WomensWeekly.com.sg for more.

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