Consistent weakness and tiredness might indicate that your diet is low in iron – an essential mineral in ensuring each of your cells gets the oxygen it needs. Without enough iron, you’ll most likely feel tired often. 

Eating snacks and food high in iron can help significantly in boosting your energy levels over time. Options include iron-fortified grains and cereals, seeds, beans, tofu, and dried apricots – all great options for at-home snacking with simple preparation. For those on the go, there are a number of off-the-shelf options packaged for travelling and instant snacking. One of our personal favourite high-iron off-the-shelf options is grass-fed beef jerky. Healthy jerky, such as Tuddys beef jerky, is a good source of lean protein, iron, and vitamins A, B-12, and C.

In the case of iron deficiency, it’s important to seek medical attention and further assistance.