Stress and Nutrition 

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Stress and nutrition go hand in hand and need to be considered together when trying to protect yourself from the harmful effects of stress.

We all know that eating a healthy well balanced diet helps our bodies cope better with illness and protects us from harmful stress. 

Unfortunately in today’s busy world, finding the time to eat well all the time can become a bit of a challenge and may even add to your anxiety.

This is where supplements come in and knowing which vitamins etc are the most helpful at beating the harmful effects of stress will enable you to choose the right supplements for you.

Stress and Nutrition Guidelines

  • Where possible eat a balanced healthy diet

  • Take a multivitamin/ multi-mineral supplement daily to help endure you are getting everything you need.

  • Vitamins C, E, Selenium and Zinc are antioxidants. These help protect you from the risk of heart attacks, stroke and cataracts.

  • B Vitamins:

    Boost immunity,
    Look after your skin,
    Protect against cancer
    Help with arthritis symptoms
    Helps the body metabolize food for energy
    Reduce the effects of stress in the body

  • Amino acids are essential fatty acids which are essential to a healthy functioning body

  • Calcium and other trace minerals help to:

    Maintain bone mass
    Prevent cancer
    Prevent heart disease
    Reduce blood pressure
    Help to reduce sleep problems and help you get more refreshing sleep.

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Where Are These Nutrients Found Naturally?

Vitamin A – Liver, eggs, milk, orange and green vegetables

Vitamin B1 – Pork. Milk, Eggs, whole grains

Vitamin B2 – Milk, Eggs, leafy vegetables
B3 – Meat, fish, eggs, wholegrain cereals

B5 – Eggs, yeast, brown rice, liver

B6 – Fish, meat, Milk, vegetables

B9 Folic Acid – Leafy greens, bananas, nuts

B12 – Pork, beef, liver, fish, eggs, milk

Vitamin C – citrus fruits, leafy greens, most vegetables

Vitamin D – Oily fish, sunlight

Vitamin E – vegetable oils, nuts, leafy greens, mangos

Calcium – milk, cheese, tofu, salmon

Iron – shellfish, wheat bran, brewer’s yeast

Selenium – tuna, wheat germ, bran, onions, tomatoes,

Zinc – mushrooms, oysters, meat, eggs

Fiber is another important nutrient – used as an effective colon cleanse and to help promote feelings of fullness. Fiber is found in whole fruits and vegetables and whole grains.

 

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