Food to avoid – 10 everyday food items that leave you exhausted during the day

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Do you often feel exhausted or tired? If yes and you are still not able to figure out the right reason behind it, then we may help you out this time. The food you eat is supposed to fill you with energy, however, there are some common food items that we intake in our day to day lives which can cause exhaustion in our body. Many people unknowingly take all those foods and blame the other factors for their tiredness.

Food to avoid body exhaustion

1. Bananas

Bananas - Food to avoid - food items that leave you exhausted

Bananas are considered favourite fruits of many mainly because of the fact that they are rich in various vitamins and minerals and are easy to grab and eat. However few people know the fact that bananas contain Magnesium in them, a compound that triggers sleep, so you must try to take them before bed time for a good night’s sleep.

2. Salmon

Salmon - Food to avoid - food items that leave you exhausted

Melatonin is a hormone that it used to aid in sleep. It is created by Vitamin B6, a vitamin that is present in considerable quantities in Salmon. So avoid Salmon during the day time as it could make you feel sleepy.

3. Sweet potato

Sweet Potato - Food to avoid - food items that leave you exhausted

Sweet potatoes are widely eaten as a morning snack; however, few know the thing that they are rich in Magnesium and just like the bananas are known to cause sleepiness in the human body. Therefore it is advisable to remove them from your morning platter.

4. Pepperoni pizza

Pepperoni Pizza - Food to avoid - food items that leave you exhausted

Who does not love Pizza? I mean is there really anyone out there, well I don’t think so. Everybody loves to munch on pizzas and when it is combined with coke and a video of your favorite TV show, and then it just makes a perfect combination. People also love to munch on it during office breaks unaware of the fact that Pepperoni pizzas are rich in fat and thus complicate digestion causing sleepiness.

5. Pasta

Pasta - Food to avoid - food items that leave you exhausted

Pasta is basically a redefined carbohydrate that is known to hike the blood sugar levels which results in the human body feeling weaker and thus making it crave for some rest.

6. Lettuce

Lettuce - Food to avoid - food items that leave you exhausted

Lettuce! Yes, you read it right, according to the latest research Lettuce contains a compound called Lactucin that acts as a sedative for the brain and is thus known to exhaust your body very easily.

7. Oatmeal

Oatmeal - Food to avoid - food items that leave you exhausted

Oatmeal is widely considered one of the most staple breakfast snacks; however, it contains a compound called Melatonin that is known to set off the production of insulin in the body.

8. Potato chips

Potato Chips - Food to avoid - food items that leave you exhausted

Every potato chips lover may see it as shocking news but it is true, whether they are salty or sweet they contain compounds that make you feel sleepy and exhausted.

9. Dark Chocolate

Dark Chocolate - Food to avoid - food items that leave you exhausted

Dark Chocolate contains a compound called Serotonin, that is a neuro transmitter and aids in the relaxation of the body. So now you must think before eating it during the daytime!

10. Fruit Smoothies

Fruit Smoothies - Food to avoid - food items that leave you exhausted

If your smoothie only consists of blended fruits then it is bound to have high levels of sugar, these high sugar levels are known to relax the body. So now whenever you go for a smoothie do keep an eye on the sugar levels.

Now since you have a complete list of foods that have all those compounds that make you feel exhausted so you need to sacrifice your favorites in order to keep yourself fresh and active all the time.