Wednesday, 11 July 2007

I was reading this article about stress and the impact it has on the nervous, hormonal and immune systems...

Stress is of course something we all live with but I am told that diet can play a significant and important part in improving your physical and emotional well-being. So to quote the article "if stess is turning you into a moody chocoholic insomniac, with no sex drive, constant colds, tummy trouble, dire concentration and heart palpitations here is what you need to do"...
  • boost your magnesium intake... magnesium helps the body make energy, balance blood-sugar levels and maintain healthy blood pressure.... magnesium is found in green vegetables, nuts, seeds, whole grains and pulses.

  • Ideally don't drink coffee and certainly don't drink coffee before 10 am.

  • Never skip meals. Eat three low-GI meals a day with snacks if necessary.

  • Beef up your vitamins B5 and C... stress reduces these vitamins. B5 is found in eggs, fish, meat, lentils and whole grains. C is found in berries, broccoli, cabbage, peppers, tomatoes and all fruit and vegetables.

  • Raise your serotonin levels... eat yoghurt, bananas, figs and dates and drink milk.

  • Eat oats for breakfast!

  • Ditch caffeine, sugar and alcohol!

  • Take gentle exercise but don't overdo it!

It's be healthy week so look after yourself; de-stress and unwind whenever you can.


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