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Exhaustion that affects mental keenness; also known as mental exhaustion.
Organ or part of body involved: Brain
Symptoms and indications: Feeling constantly tired and worn out and a constant desire to sleep. Mental exhaustion can take its toll at all levels of life. We become less adept at our jobs, our relationships suffer, and energy levels drop to all-time lows.
Causes and risk factors: This has many causes, such as side effects of prescription medications, stimulating substances like caffeine, alcohol and sugar, or may be related to a mental illness such as depression.
Prevention: The first step in conquering mental exhaustion is to address the underlying cause. Consider lifestyle changes that include better nutrition, regular exercise, and stress management.
Eat plenty of green leafy vegetables, which contain the important minerals your body needs to prevent mental exhaustion. Green leafy vegetables contain potassium, an important element in the protection against fatigue, and calcium, which is essential for relaxation and the alleviation of tension that can cause fatigue. Drink a glass of grapefruit juice and lemon juice daily to help prevent and relieve mental exhaustion. Grapefruit has proven to effectively dispel fatigue and tiredness, and is particularly helpful after a long day's work. Just combine lemon juice to grapefruit juice in a one to one ratio and drink up.