Stress enhancing and stress reducing foods

Hey Boss Babes!
It’s your wellness coach Cands back again with a few more helpful tips for you!
In this post, we are going to be looking at what foods are a big no-no when it comes to stress, and then we are going to combat these negatives with a few stress-relieving foods that’ll help you on those harder days!
Here are some foods to avoid when you are stressed:

  1. REFINED SUGARS
    This includes sweets, pastries, soft drinks, chocolates, ice cream and biscuits. Although they
    provide that quick energy boost, this leads to quite an intense sugar low afterwards. This is all to
    do with how sugar affects our blood sugar levels.
  2. WHITE CARBS
    Simple carbohydrates like chips, pies, white flour, bread and pasta can lead to blood sugar spikes.
  3. CAFFEINE
    Caffeine leads to the jitters, heart palpitations and lack of sleep. When stress levels are already
    high, this leads to us feeling worse than before.
  4. PROCESSED FOODS
    Processed foods impair our bodies ability to tackle stress. They are usually loaded by artificial
    ingredients and preservatives.
  5. ALCOHOL
    Alcohol actually disrupts hormones, it actually acts as a depressant in your nervous system and
    disrupts your deep sleep by increasing cortisol levels in the body.
    Now that we’ve tackled some of the stress enhancing foods, here is a quick list of your go to food
    items when you start to feel a little overwhelmed!
  6. FOCUS ON EATING PLANT BASED FOODS
    Foods like legumes, vegetables, fruit, nuts, seeds and whole grains provide us with the essential
    vitamins and minerals our bodies need.
  7. VITAMIN C RICH FOODS
    High stress levels are linked to a weakened immune system. Foods like kiwi, oranges, berries, kale
    and capsicum are supportive to your immune system and give you that boost you need.
  8. MAGNESIUM RICH FOODS
    Our bodies rely on magnesium to help us feel fit, healthy and full of energy. These are your green,
    leafy veggies, raw cacao and some seafood can help with feeling fatigued.
  9. DRINK HERBAL TEAS
    Herbal teas are known to be very calming and can help reduce distress and ease one into a good
    nights steep.
    I hope this helps you find those foods that’ll help you de-stress and relax!