Posts Tagged ‘iron’

Is the food you’re eating stealing minerals from your body?

Monday, May 24th, 2010

There are food that you can eat or drink that can steal minerals from your body as a result your body will have a hard time recovering from it.  An example of this is drinking coffee.  Aside from being a stimulant that can tax your adrenals (which is a possible cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) it also steals your iron from you body.  Losing additional iron through drinking coffee can have effects on your chronic fatigue symptoms because the iron lost affects the amount of oxygen your body can move via your blood cells.  Less oxygen means more tired you are because your cells are staving from having lower levels of oxygen then they need.

Coffee isn’t the only food or drink that cause this to happen.  All of the B vitamins are needed as well for energy production.   Without them your body isn’t going to have the energy available to function properly.  Coffee and tea along with diuretics can cause a reduction in B vitamins in the body.

When dealing with chronic fatigue symptoms and chronic fatigue syndrome that you should re-evaluate your diet and what you eat and drink on a daily basis.