Stress

Much of our stress comes from not feeling that we’re in control of our circumstances. One thing you CAN control is what you eat every day. Nutrient and mineral dense foods will support your ability to have a good day and cope with daily stresses. Here are a few good nutrition tips to soothe the stresses in your day:
• “Put your own oxygen mask on before assisting other people” – heard this before? Well it applies to you too. Take care of yourself first when it comes to getting good nutrition. It makes you healthier, better able to help others and you are setting a good example for others to follow.
• Minerals have a relaxing and soothing effect on thebody. Magnesium, potassium, and calcium are just three examples of minerals found concentrated in vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds. Inside the body, minerals are soothing, alkaline, non-congesting, and relaxing, helping your body to deal effectively with stress and tension. Feeling stressed? Think veggies — not ice cream!
• Avoid processed grains and sugary foods. They create acidity in the body related to congestion, aches and pains, inflammation and degenerative disease. Why add more stress to your body?
• Valerian and chamomile have been used for over 200 years to soothe the soul and reduce anxiety. So take a short break and sit down to a cozy cup of herbal tea with chamomile and/or valerian root extract. Think of 5 things for which you are thankful while you are enjoying your quiet time. Done every night before going to bed, this practice can help with a better night’s sleep too.

By | 2012-10-03T11:59:06+00:00 October 3rd, 2012|NANCY’S NUTRITIONAL NUGGET|