What foods support and nourish you in times of stress!

It has been an extremely difficult couple of weeks for people in our community and beyond, the fires were the worst to ever hit California, the loss of lives, pets and homes all has been in the hearts and minds of us all. Whether we knew someone directly or through friends that has suffered loss, all these emotions bring stress to our body.

Stress has real physical effects, the body responds with a series of physiological changes that include increased secretion of adrenaline, elevation of blood pressure, acceleration of the heartbeat and greater tension in the muscles. Digestion slows or stops, fats and sugars are released from stores in the body and cholesterol levels rise.

How can we nurture the body back to health after stressful events?

Make sure you have these foods in your diet – they help nurture you back to full health!

Vitamin B rich foods: Wild caught salmon, sardines, mackerel, lamb, cottage cheese, avocado, sesame seeds, pistachios
Vitamin C rich foods: Red and green peppers, kiwi, orange, strawberries, papaya, peas, parsley, brussel sprouts and cauliflower
Calcium rich foods: Kale, broccoli, bok choy, watercress, sardines
Magnesium rich foods: Spinach, chard, pumpkin seeds, almonds, avocado
Zinc rich foods: Grass fed beef, free range organic chicken, pumpkin seeds, cashews, spinach and mushrooms

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From all the team, Dr Gail, Cassale, Nicole, Dawn, Heather & Eris!

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