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:
- 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.
- WHITE CARBS
Simple carbohydrates like chips, pies, white flour, bread and pasta can lead to blood sugar spikes.
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.
- PROCESSED FOODS
Processed foods impair our bodies ability to tackle stress. They are usually loaded by artificial
ingredients and preservatives.
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!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- DRINK HERBAL TEAS
Herbal teas are known to be very calming and can help reduce distress and ease one into a good
I hope this helps you find those foods that’ll help you de-stress and relax!