The food we eat plays a major role in how we manage stress. If eating comfort food, like cookies or potato chips, makes you feel even more stressed or anxious after a while, you’re not alone. That’s because unrefined carbs like these – loaded with fat and sugar – cause our blood sugar levels to spike and crash.
Stress management needs to be healthy.
Especially for long-term mental and physical health. When we fuel our bodies with the right nutrients, we’re in a much better position to prevent chronic stress – or even heart disease.
HOW TO FUEL UP RIGHT
- Start with breakfast: A bowl of oats is high in energy and fibre and it’s the perfect way to start your day on a healthy note. Vital Original Muesli – Low GI is made with rolled oats, raisins, sultanas, whole almonds and sunflower seeds. It’s also free of preservatives and low in sodium.
- Take a supplement: A multivitamin is a convenient way to make sure you’re covering all your nutrition basics and supporting your health. Try Vital Gold Active or Vital Multivitamin 100% NRV, which both contain energy-supporting ingredients like iron and B-vitamins. Vital Gold Active also contains Panax ginseng to support physical endurance and vitality.
FOODS THAT HELP WITH STRESS
Enjoy these stress-busting foods as a healthy snack, or add them to a main meal (you could even add a few of these to your muesli for an extra boost!)
- Red peppers
- Dark chocolate (a small portion)
- Avocados or kale