Saturday, April 3, 2010

Food and Stress

Food and Stress

Foods That Trigger The Stress Response:
1. Refined Sugar
2. Salt
3. Caffeine
4. Chemical Additives
5. Processed Flour

Not only do processed foods and junk foods contain empty calories, they also contain substances that excite the nervous system to release an adrenaline-like substance.

Needless to say, if you are already stressed, eating these foods are like throwing gasoline on the fire!

1. Processed sugar and processed flour have this effect.

2. Caffeine-
Of course the big substance that tips the scale, is a substance found in caffeine that really excites the nervous system. This, most likely is the reason WHY people drink coffee in the morning. But, it's not just coffee. It's also tea, sodas, chocolate [sorry :( ] and "energy drinks."

3. Salt is another issue.
Salt is known to cause water retention. This results in an increase in blood pressure. The typical American's diet is LOADED with salt.

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