Beat Fatigue & Stress with Food
In this Blended For Wellness, we wanted to share some nutrition tips that can help prevent/reduce/manage fatigue and stress.
Nutrition for Fatigue
Your body runs off what you feed it. The best way to keep your energy levels up and fight fatigue is to consistently eat highly nutritious foods every single day. Energy-giving foods we love:
- Chia seeds
- Nuts (almonds, walnuts, Brazil, pine)
- Slow-cooked oats
- Boosters: Lions mane, Maca, ginseng
- Water with lemon
- Anti-inflammatory foods like ginger & turmeric
- Leafy greens
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Nutrition for Stress Support
When stressed, your adrenal glands release the stress hormone cortisol. Too much cortisol is unhealthy for our bodies and may be the culprit of hormonal imbalance, weight gain, insomnia, digestive issues, immunity weakness, cognitive dysfunction, and circadian rhythm, all of which can result in chronic health issues. When we’re able to adapt to stress, we significantly reduce the negative impact it has on our bodies. Adaptogens help our bodies fight against stress. Here's how:
What are Adaptogens: adaptogens are herbs, and certain mushrooms, that may help support our resistance to, and reduce the negative impacts from, physical and mental stress. An adaptogen is believed to help the body adapt to stress and to exert a normalizing effect on bodily processes.
The Three Criteria of an Adaptogen
- be non-specific and must assist the human body in resisting a wide range of adverse conditions, such as physical, chemical, mental or biological stress
- bring the body back to equilibrium and regulate processes
- not harm the normal functions of the human body (non-toxic, non-addictive)
Given that different adaptogens may support/help your body in different ways, it’s important to learn about each and talk to a nutrition practitioner as needed. Here are some of our faves & the key benefits they’re touted for:
Ashwagandha: reducing stress & anxiety, boosting immunity, adrenal fatigue
Maca: hormone balance, adrenal function
Turmeric: inflammation reduction, brain function
Reishi: reducing stress & anxiety, boosting immunity, sleep quality
Cordyceps: boosting energy & stamina, adrenal function
Lion’s Mane: brain function, boosting energy
Astragalus: boosting immunity & energy
Rhodiola: reducing stress, adrenal fatigue
Holy Basil: digestion support, lower blood sugar
Asian Ginseng: boosting brain function, memory, immunity
It is important to note that while adaptogens may help support your body through stressful periods, avoiding the negative impacts of prolonged stress requires lifestyle changes that often include a healthier diet and the addition of positive mind-and-body health habits.
Blended For Stress
Three of our fatigue & stress-support heavy-hitting blends:
Vita-C Immunity - Ashwagandha in out Vita C supports stress and anxiety management.
Shroom Energy - boosted with Lion's Mane to light up our brains (in that good productive way) & Cordeceps to help our bodies produce and balance cortisol & stress levels in a lower orbit.
Sweet Sleep - thanks so the melatonin, Reishi & ashwagandha it helps us let go of some of the stress and get a sweet sleep, which is essential in keeping fatigue and stress levels down.
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