Stress and its negative effect on health

We all need a bit of stress in our lives to give us that get up and go, and to motivate us to get things done. Some people can handle more stress than others. However ONGOING STRESS is not good for our health.


For example, it can deplete nutrient levels like B vitamins, needed for energy and brain health. It can reduce our good bacteria which in turn weakens our digestion. It can temporarily shuts down our immune and digestive systems. It increases the release of glucose and fatty acides into the bloodsteam. Stress is a stimulant and too much will shoot up our blood sugar levels leading to those energy dips during the day and then cravings for sugar & sweet things to keep us going.

If you would like an information sheet on ways to help reduce or manage stress in your life, just drop an email to caroline@discovernutrition.ie

 

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