Probably one of the biggest stress-heads you'll ever meet.
So when I noticed a headline article on a healthy living magazine about stress and the affect it can have on our body I became more than a little intrigued and decided to research more about this. Here are some things I found about the despised stress monster:
- Stress can decrease nutrient absorption
- Can increase nutrient excretion
- Can affect how the body uses the nutrients
Exhibit A: Chia seeds
They may seem small and insignificant, but they pack a mighty punch nutrients wise and the fact that they are so small and insignificant means I can literally chuck them in anywhere and not notice them:
I think I can/ have added lentils to just about anything. They may be little but they are super nutritious packed with fiber, folate, iron protein- the list goes on!
I pop some drained and rinsed lentils into lasagnes, curries, soups, stews, nachos, salads and even sandwiches!
Exhibit C: Spinach/ kale
I know this one seems kind of obvious but I can unquestionably feel a difference when I up my intake of these dark leafy greens. If I feel like I'm going under the weather or just lacking in something I'll chuck a handful of either of these into whatever I'm cooking. And when I say whatever I'm cooking:
Those were just a few of the examples of common foods I up in my diet when times get stressful and I know my body needs extra help. Nutrition is so important to stay on top of when times get busy/ stressful, even though it can fall swiftly to the bottom of our priorities list- it will make =life so much easier if we nourish our bodies with the whole/ healthy/ delicious foods it craves.
Are you a stress head?
Do you ever enhance your diet when you're going through a stressful period of life?
Spinach in smoothies? Yay/ nay? I am a super yay for this one! So easy to include so many nutrients!
Well that's it from me today folks, I hope you all have a fabulous day, don't stress too much! Bye for now!! :D