Manage stress through eating habits

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Another busy week in the office? Most of us are likely to have felt stressed at some point. You can manage stress through eating habits – Super foods can help…

Sitting down too long behind a desk can also cause your metabolism to slow, increasing your chances of becoming overweight. As a result, your work performance may be shrinking too, according to the Duke Global Health Institute; – obesity increases your chances of “presenteeism” — lost productivity on the job because of health issues.

You can however manage stress through eating habits, in order to reduce your chances of gaining weight.

Diet is one of a handful of effect ways to help deal with stress and limit the effect on your body. Super foods can help you minimise the negative effects of stress. Rich in nutrients, they are a great way to aid a happy, healthy lifestyle and tackle any individual or specific health problems you may have.

  

Quinoa, avocados and kale – so last year. These are the new kids on the block:

1. COCONUT VINEGAR 

Very low in calories and carbohydrates. It is high in minerals, especially potassium, which helps you control your blood sugars and speeds up the metabolisaiton of sugar as a whole. Mix it with a tablespoon of warm water and use it as a detox to kick-start your morning.

 

2. CINNAMON 

This spice can help raise the speed of your metabolism and prevent an increased storage of fat, which aids you in losing weight. It also lowers blood sugar levels. Adding it to your tea, or alternatively, you can sprinkle it on your morning cereal.

3. KELP 

Kelp is very rich in minerals and vitamins, which is especially beneficial for speeding up your digestion. Kelp is also a great source of iodine, which speeds up your metabolism.

4. TURMERIC MILK 

Turmeric stimulates your gallbladder to produce bile acids. Bile acids helps you break down food and digest fat, which is why turmeric can improve your digestion system and help you control your weight and help prevent bloating. 

The best way is to just drink it as it is – it can be quite spicy FYI!

5. POMEGRANATE JUICE 

Pomegranates are rich in fibre, which makes you feel more full after you have eaten. The anti-oxidants in pomegranates can also encourage healthy digestion.

6. WORMWOOD TEA 

Wormwood is a good way to detoxify your body. It speeds up your metabolism and digestion, making your body rid itself of toxins much quicker. However, make sure that you drink it in moderation.

Read the full article with Nutritionist Frida Harju here: http://goo.gl/zeW2PK 

 

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