Why does my body get stressed?
Stop the vicious circle of stress with the help of magnesium
Stress uses up enormous amounts of magnesium. With its relaxing effect, magnesium prevents your heart from racing and your muscles from tetanising. If your magnesium supply is too low, your body can no longer manage to adapt and becomes increasingly stressed, then the vicious circle sets in…You’ll now realise that the first thing to do is eat magnesium-rich food with each meal, like those in the list below.
Omega-3 oils reduce your cortisol levels
Cortisol occupies the top spot among the stress hormones.
Increasing your daily omega-3 consumption prevents inflammation and protects you from cardiovascular diseases.
Don’t forget to add good fat to your dishes without feeling guilty; it’s for the benefit of your health!
The best plant-based sources of omega-3: seasoning oils (linseed, nut, rapeseed, soy, wheatgerm, etc), oleaginous fruits and grains (chia, linseed, nut, soy, pecan nut and sesame seeds, etc.)
The best animal-based sources of omega-3: oils and fish: salmon, sardines, cod liver, herring, mackerel, caviar, lumpfish eggs, mullet and eel, etc.).
Note that omega-3 oils are very sensitive to heat and light.
- To preserve your seasoning oils, you should store them in your refrigerator door shelf.
- Avoid roasted and salted oleaginous fruits and grains.
- Put at least 2 fish meals on your menu each week, including an oily fish rich in omega-3.
Soothing medicinal plants
Nature provides us with numerous medicinal herbs and plants with calming, relaxing and sedative qualities. They are ideal for alleviating the main symptoms of stress and anxiety.
The passionflower, Valerian root, lime-flower, hawthorn and even camomile are effective in combating stress and help to induce sleep.
Prepare yourself 1 litre of anti-stress herbal tea in advance; leave it to cool in the fridge and you’ll be able to take it with you and drink it all day long!
Plus, think about doing regular physical exercise which, like omega-3 oils, helps to release “the happy hormone”.
There are also countless stress management techniques and supports that can help you manage stress such as deep breathing, relaxation, meditation, yoga, cardiac coherence, acupuncture and hypnosis…