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Combat stress with your diet

There is a lot you can do to help with stress with your diet.

The B Vitamins will help nourish and protect the nervous system. During times of stress the body will use more B vitamins and as they are water soluble it is important
that you replenish the stores via diet and supplementation. Good sources are
whole grains, oats, pulses, fish and meat, eggs and mushrooms.

Vitamin C helps support the adrenal glands which are responsible for producing our stress hormones. Good sources are red, orange, yellow or dark green fruits
and vegetables.

Antioxidants are essential to combat free radicals. More free radicals are produced when we are under stress. Foods high in in antioxidants red, orange, yellow, purple or dark green vegetables so make sure you include these in your diet.

Consuming complex carbohydrates help regulate our blood sugar levels, these can be found in brown rice, wholemeal pasta and bread and oats.

Essential fats, omega 3 and 6 are vital to include in our diet, Oily fish, nuts, seeds, spirulina, flax seed oil, hemp seed oil are all rich in the EFA?s.

Choose fresh over canned, whole over processed or refined and organic or natural over foods containing additives whenever you can. The state of the mind is highly dependent on what you eat.

 
 
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