How to Manage Your Stress Levels Through Diet
April 11, 2020
Almost everyone in today's modern world is dealing with daily stress, some more than others.According to the Global Emotions Report, about one-third of the world's population was stressed and in pain. Many factors, such as job pressure, money, relationships, the media, you name it, can make you feel overwhelmed. Stress is your body's response to situations that pose demand and threaten your survival. Stress responses, known as 'fight or flight, include the release of hormones like cortisol and adrenaline, increased blood pressure, decreased appetite, increased blood sugars, etc. All designed to help you swiftly respond to danger without almost thinking. Although short-lived feelings of stress are part of daily life, the trouble is when these feelings become chronic. This stress can increase the risk of developing certain illnesses like diabetes, heart disease, auto-immune diseases leading to more stress. The good news is that your diet can help you manage your stress levels.