Adrenal Glands Rescue Foods
That Can Help Your Stress Levels
Your Adrenal Glands can have an adverse effect when you decide to [lose weight] and you are stressed out. This is not a good situation to begin the process of trying varyious [weight loss programs] in an effort to lose weight. Control your stress before you begin to get maximum results.
So how do you begin to deal with this situation?
When you are stressed out your body manufactures adrenalin stress hormones, inside your adrenal glands, which can cause high blood pressure, digestive problems, muscle tension etc.
The adrenal glands, which sit on top of the kidneys are used normally for the production of stress responding hormones along with regulating the salt and water balance in the body and balancing the body’s blood sugar.
When adrenal fatigue sets in things can start to become serious. The adrenal glands are important for proper nutrition so any malfunction can cause problems. Now using nutrient rich foods can help the adrenal glands begin to function again and help reduce stress at the same time.
Some everyday Foods That Can Help:
Celery: Eating 2-4 sticks of Celery per day can lower the levels of stress hormones produced by the adrenalin glands in the body that cause blood vessels to tighten. It also contains the chemical niacinimide which calms and helps sleep problems. This is not an overnight cure like all natural products it may take time before you see results.
Sunflower Seeds: A rich source of potassium and B vitamins (B6), Pantothenic acid and zinc all nutrients important to the health of your adrenal glands.
Almonds: Help support adrenal function besides being rich in magnesium, which helps prevent nervous tension, anxiety, irritability, sleep depravation and the metabolism of fatty acids.
Brown Rice: A reliable carbohydrate, which is slowly released into the body and frees those good chemicals serotonin and norepinehrine along with extra energy.
Cabbage: Containing the valuable antioxidants vitamin A, C and E along with beta-carotene and selenium. It is well known that antioxidants fight the damage done by free radicals caused by stress especially inside the adrenal glands. They can also help to convert tryptophan to serotonin, which helps greatly to improve ones mood.
Avocados: Brilliant fruit which contain 14 body-stimulating minerals which help regulate growth and body functions. Rich in iron and copper, which help the manufacture and regeneration of new blood. Lack of iron causes anaemia, a common cause of fatigue.
Asparagus: The green kind has many ingredients that help the liver and kidneys function along with important contribution to the ligaments and bones. It also helps the formation of red blood cells and has a large amount of the enzyme glutathione which is beneficial to the proper functioning of the liver, thus helping the overall mood improve.
Blackberries: Strawberries, Raspberries rich in vitamin C and manganese can help rebuild a weak immune system thus helping the adrenal glands function normally.
Garlic: Rich in allicin a natural antibiotic lowers blood pressure and enhances mood. Studies using high concentrations of garlic extracts have been associated with improved blood circulation, healthier cholesterol levels and lower blood pressure, all of which reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.