Prolonged sleepiness associated with insomnia, physical weakness, lack of energy, melancholy and susceptibility to colds and infections are among the first signs of physiological and psychological disorders that body faced at the beginning of autumn. Autumn asthenia is a problem frequently encountered in this period and it usually occurs at all ages, from children to the elderly.
It has different symptomatology depending on body and everyone’s lifestyle, but generally, to avoid specific states of this stage, it is important to pay attention to diets rich in vitamins and proteins, but also to respect a regular sleep schedule.
Natural remedies against autumn asthenia
Pumpkin is a very useful food for healthy nervous system. Whether eaten raw, baked or boiled pumpkin acts as a natural dressing for the nervous system due to mild sedative effect and is often recommended for insomnia, depression and anxiety states.
In addition, pumpkin is an important source of beta carotene, one of the most powerful natural antioxidants and contains vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, with positive role in maintaining mental health, protecting against oxidative stress and it reduces excessive fatigue.
Whole grains are helpful in fighting fatigue.
Many of those suffering from asthenia are facing a deficiency of serotonin (hormone thought to positively influence the mood, for example) associated with excessive fatigue, even if they have a disciplined program sleep. Because of richness in carbohydrates, grains provide necessary energy for the proper functioning of the body. In addition, they are rich in thiamine; a vitamin B complex belonging that fosters the transformation of carbohydrates into energy, thus improving lethargy and fatigue.
To fight against colds, citrus and probiotic supplements are inexpensive and handy solution at this time. Pomelo, oranges, tangerines, grapefruit, are all citrus fruit category and contain a significant amount of vitamin C, antioxidants, nutrients with anticancer properties and naturally provide a stronger immune system.
A single orange contains over 170 phytonutrients different, which gives a lot of benefits to the body: inhibits the formation of blood clots, have anti-tumor and allergenic properties. In addition, citrus fruits are a rich source of flavonoids, which act as an antiseptic and as natural antibiotics against viral and bacterial infections we face often in the fall.
Another way to strengthen the body from the inside, to increase the number of antibodies and boost immunity is using probiotics. These contain an important bacteria, bifid acidophilus, Lactobacillus acidophilus and Lactobacillus plantarum, which acts as a natural antibiotic to neutralization of viral and bacterial infections.
According to doctors, probiotics have a beneficial effect on gut flora and removes unwanted effects of antibiotics that kill good bacteria in the body.