Foods to boost energy when fatigued?


Question from Constance: I've had fatigue ever since I finished chemo a few months ago. I get tired at events and functions, but I'm "tired of being tired." What foods should I look for, or bring to a party, that can help boost my energy so I can stay the whole time?
Answers - Diana Dyer, M.S., R.D. I don't know that there's any one food or recipe that will impact the overall fatigue related to the aftereffects of chemotherapy. But a general healthy diet along with exercise will help to reduce the length of time that you are experiencing it.
Larissa Korde I would encourage you to discuss this with your physician to ensure there is not some other medical cause for your continued fatigue.

On Tuesday, October 13, 2009, our Ask-the-Expert Online Conference was called Nutrition Through the Holidays. Diana Dyer, M.S., R.D. and Larissa Korde, M.D., M.P.H. answered your questions about what and how much to eat when holiday treats abound.

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