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Health.com: 5 Ways Your Healthy Diet is Making You Tired

You're Eating the Wrong Veggies

Food Fix: Get more broccoli and kale

There's no such thing as a "wrong" vegetable, but for the most gusto, pick cruciferous ones, like broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and kale. These produce rock stars contain isothiocyanates, compounds that activate a protein called Nrf2, which in turn generates mitochondria, the part of cells responsible for converting glucose into ATP. "The more mitochondria you have, the better your muscles work and the less fatigued you'll be," explains Mladen Golubic, MD, medical director of the Center for Lifestyle Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic's Wellness Institute. Toss broccoli into stir-fry; mix shredded cabbage with vinegar; or season cauliflower with turmeric, cloves cardamom, coriander and cinnamon.

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