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The phenomenon known as natsubate (summer fatigue) in Japanese is not to be taken lightly, especially when the heat and humidity is as brutal as it’s been this summer. Natsubate, the fatigue and lethargy you feel during the summer months, can seriously affect your energy levels and even make you feel sick.

The usual advice about drinking plenty of liquids and to protect yourself from the sun as much as possible both apply. But there are also things you can eat that may help combat the effects of natsubate, too.

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