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The foods you eat and the foods you decide not to eat, are a key part of restoring your hormonal balance and healing your adrenals. Depending on the choices you make, your diet either makes the task of recovering from Adrenal Fatigue much easier or much more difficult.
Basically what you want to do is leave certain, harmful foods out of your diet and replace them with healthy foods that support your healing process.
If you suffer from Adrenal Fatigue (and stress), it is highly recommended to avoid following foods and drinks that are known to amplify stress:
Processed & refined foods – these foods contain a lot of unnatural preservatives and harmful chemicals that are difficult for your body to digest. Also, the high concentration of sugar in these foods stresses your adrenals and disrupts insulin function. The sugar crash that comes after the blood sugar spike creates more sugar cravings. So avoid pastries, candy and refined sugar. Be aware that there are many different hidden sugar sources as well such as ketchup and salad dressing.
Deep Fried Foods – Another NO NO are deep fried foods that are fried in Trans fats and oil. These foods are unhealthy and stressful for the body. Usually these foods are fried in hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated fats. The toxic free radicals that are in these unhealthy oils can cause oxidative tissue damage throughout your body and also interfere with normal fatty acid metabolism.
Caffeine – Most stimulants trigger the release of stress hormones adrenaline and cortisol. In other words, you are triggering your body’s stress response! So your cup of coffee may cause you to feel better for a little while, giving you energy, its long-term effect is to weaken your adrenals, worsening the situation. Two delicious alternatives for coffe are Turmuric Latte and Dandelion coffee.
Use this list before going grocery shopping or to get new ideas to diversify your diet.
Click HERE for more detailed information on how to create a diet plan for healing from Adrenal Fatigue.
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