Stress Management Diet

"You Are What You Eat"... How many of us have heard this? Would you agree with this statement?

If we were eating poorly, over time the choices that we make would produce results that would display our actions.  Transversely, eating a healthier diet with nutritious foods and vitamins, will also display our actions. Avoiding sugars throughout the day is a must when trying to lose weight, tone the body, or reach goals.  Foods and supplements that contain vitamins D3, Vitamin C, and Magnesium, all will boost the immune system. 

Ask yourself right now: "What am I doing today to better my diet by a little?"

Stress....

We all have it, but how we handle it can make all the difference.  Stress Management can be a powerful tool for wellness, since too much stress can affect your physical health.  There are many strategies; most dietitians suggest staying away from simple carbs, rice, sweets, bread, and soda.  Certain healthier choices will lower cortisol levels and adrenaline, both stress hormones.  A healthy diet can counter the impact of stress by enhancing the immune system and lowering blood pressure.

A Few Vitamin Facts and What Foods Have Them..

Oranges: Vitamin C - Supplement with vitamin C before a stressful task; cortisol levels will lower

Almonds: Vitamin EVitamin B - These vitamins have been known to help with depression

Spinach: Magnesium - Try it on a salad, or as a side, or supplement with 50mg/day.  Too little of magnesium can trigger headaches and fatigue, both relating to stress

Not into Spinach?..

Salmon or Cooked Soybeans are also high in magnesium as well as other green, leafy vegetables. 

Just remember... Don't eat the salmon late at night; even though the salmon contains healthy Omega Fats, avoid late night consumption of  fats before bed.