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Stress Nutrition for Fright, Fight or Flight

Good stress nutrition can save your life. When you feel stressed out, whether it's from worry or external circumstances, the stress triggers a primitive reaction called the fight or flight response.

The fight or flight response is hard wired into your brain to protect you from bodily harm. Glands in your endocrine system release nerve cell signals and hormones, like adrenaline, that prepare your body to either run and escape whatever's causing the stress or turn and attack the enemy.

This is generally not acceptable behavior in our society. But optimum stress nutrition can help.

Stress Nutrition Do's and Don'ts

If you think you're too rushed or stressed to eat well, think again. Poor nutrition is a major contributor to stress. And good stress nutrition is an essential stress management tool. When your body lacks necessary nutrients, stress takes a much greater toll on your health.

Too often people turn to junk food, cigarettes, sweets, coffee and alcohol to avoid stress. In the long run, these actions just create more stress. So, it's important to avoid the following:You may think when life gets too hectic it's easier to just grab some fast food and forget about healthy eating. Life can be crazy at times, but it's still possible to eat healthy amidst the chaos.

Stress Nutrition Dietary Guidelines

No one expects their car to run without gas in the tank. But many fail to fill their body with the necessary healthy food "fuel." Then they wonder why they feel stressed and depressed.

A much better choice is to lead a healthy lifestyle and manage stress nutrition. Here's how:Omega 3 fish oil has been proven by research to help relieve stress and overcome depression and anxiety. For natural stress relief, my recommendation can be found at the fish oil web site.

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