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3 Tasty Superfood Recipes for Stress Support
A critical element of dealing with stress is living a healthy, active lifestyle. Putting the wrong foods in your body, or using cigarettes, alcohol or drugs to help you deal with stress only makes the problem worse. Regular exercise, abstaining from ingesting toxins and eating a range of healthy foods provides a solid platform for surviving stressful times. Try the below 3 stress-busting recipes from our
Nature's Way SuperFoods Recipe hub
1. Maca Guaca
provides a range of benefits, not the least of which is nutritional support during times of stress. Maca is a class of nutrient called an 'adaptogen'. Adaptogens are natural products that are considered to support the body during times of high stress and exertion. Maca provides key nutrients to help with mood, stress and relaxation. Furthermore, the avocado in this superfood guacamole recipe is rich in B Vitamins. Your body has an increased demand for B vitamins during times of prolonged stress.
Try the Maca Guaca recipe now.
2. Chia Cacao Coconut Clusters
Scott Gooding and Luke Hines
, you won't believe the Chia Cacao Coconut Clusters recipe is healthy! The recipe uses
, which are rich in B Vitamins (which we have already covered as being critical during times of stress). It also contains
, which is high in magnesium. Magnesium is critical for relaxation and muscle function... lack of magnesium can leave you restless, anxious and agitated. Finally, the recipe also contains almonds. Almonds are rich in vitamin E, which fights the free radicals associated with stress.
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3. Brain Booster Smoothie
This smoothie contains
, which is rich in vitamin C. Vitamin C can help reduce the physical and psychological effects of stress. Further, the recipe contains coconut water. Preliminary research suggests coconut may be beneficial for brain health and mental function.
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5 Easy Tips To Reduce Stress
Stress can be a debilitating condition. It can have serious effects on your emotional and psychological well-being, making your life feel like a never-ending bad dream. Stress also has serious implications for your physical health and can play a role in development of a range of diseases and conditions...
Stress Related Diseases
Stress-related diseases include (but aren't limited to):
psoriasis and other skin conditions
depression and other psychological conditions
high blood pressure
Symptoms of Stress
If you are likely to be subject to highly stressful experiences or environments, it is important that you understand the symptoms of stress. This will help you self monitor and know when your stress levels are elevated and - perhaps - hamful. It is also critical you have a plan to deal with that stress once you've identified it. Symptoms of stress include (but are not limited to):
agitation and frustration where you normally might not feel that way
an over-active mind / experiencing trouble quieting your mind
feelings of muscle tightness / anxiety
lower self esteem
increased use of alcohol or other substances
5 Easy Ways To Deal With Stress
It is important to note that if you are experiencing ongoing stress that you do not feel capable of handling or if you are suffering sever stress symptoms, you should talk to your health professional. If your stress is work-related, it may be appropriate to talk to your manager or supervisor. For lower to intermediate levels of stress, the below potential coping mechanisms may help during times of stress.
1. Talk to Someone
The anxiety and tension that accompany stress can often be (at least partially) relieved by talking to a friend, councillor or doctor. Having a sympathetic ear that you can share your problems with will not only help you feel better, it can also be a useful way to identify the main causes of your stress. Thirdly, it is a great way to work out strategies on how you can mitigate the source of your stress. Having a fresh perspective on the situation can help you see past the blinders we sometimes have on during times of stress.
2. Resist Temptations
During stressful times, it can be enticing to have a drink (or four) to calm the nerves. Alcohol and substance abuse are common coping mechanisms in Australia. These substances may offer temporary relief from stress, but only serve to amplify stress symptoms once their effect wears off. Do your best to resist.
3. Chill Out / Fire Up. Every Day.
Finding activities that reduce stress, and forcing yourself to do them every day, is a critical stress management technique. However, the exact activities that help relieve stress will vary from person to person. If you tend to fire up and become angry or agitated during times of stress, force yourself to do an activity every day that calms you down and helps quieten you to counter that. Similarly, if you tend to become depressed or withdrawn under stress, try to make your daily stress relieving activity something that excites and stimulates you, something that energises and excites you.
4. Diet and Exercise
There are a wide range of benefits from exercise. Exercise reduces stress. It boosts endorphins. It has a calming, mind-clearing effect similar to meditation. It boosts mood. Whilst exercise of almost any type can help reduce stress, aiming to get 45 minutes of high intensity exercise 3 times or more per week can work wonders for your ability to deal with stress. Diet is another important way to deal with stress. When you are stressed, your body has an elevated need for vitamins and minerals, making it all the more important that you eat a variety of healthy foods to support your health. In particular, your body may need increased levels of: - Vitamin C (oranges, red capsicum, chilli or
). - Vitamin E (almonds, tofu, spinach, avocado) - B Vitamins (meats, fish, poultry, milk, dark green leafy vegetables or
5. Try a Supplement
We always advocate eating a healthy diet over taking a multivitamin. However, during times of stress, we usually don't have the time to create a meal plan, buy groceries and cook healthy meals. As such, a broad range multivitamin may help support your body during times of stress. Look for one that contains vitamins C & E, plus magnesium for relaxation, lemon balm (traditionally used to help rest and relaxation) and the B vitamins. Alternatively,
has been called "Nature's Multivitamin" due to it's high vitamin content. Including it in your cooking, juice, smoothies etc can give an added nutrient boost to help your body deal with increased demand during stressful times. ------ This article was provided by our online health partner Health365. For more information on
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Why You Need Fibre In Your Diet
Increasing your fibre intake may - at first - seem like a bit of a contradiction. On the one hand, fibre not typically absorbed very well by the body. Why eat more of something that your body can't absorb? On the other hand, if your diet lacks fibre, you will definitely know about it. Let's take a closer look at why you need fibre.
Why You Need Fibre
The benefits of fibre can best be studied by looking at what diets lacking in fibre can cause versus the benefits that diets rich in fibre offer. Diets
low in fibre
can lead to a number of health conditions, ranging from constipation and weight gain to fatigue and blood sugar fluctuations. Diets
high in fibre
generally lead to much better overall health, weight management, more regular bowel movements, better digestion and a reduced risk of a range of serious diseases.
The 2 types of fibre
There are two types of dietary fibre that are both subtly different, yet both are important for overall health.
1. Soluble Fibre
be digested by your body, but usually very slowly compared to other carbohydrates. As a result, when you eat a diet rich in soluble fibre, the soluble fibre is digested slowly and can lead to more sustained energy and constant blood sugar levels after eating. High fibre diets can also help with weight loss, as the slow digestion of soluble fibre leads to longer feeling of fullness that may prevent snacking and a more prolonged energy release.
Why You Need Soluble Fibre
Soluble fibre may help with:
controlling blood sugar levels
inflammatory bowel conditions
Good Sources of Soluble Fibre
2. Insoluble Fibre
We have established that soluble fibre
be digested, albeit slowly.
soluble fibre, on the other hand, remains largely undigested as it passes through your digestive tract. Just because it is not digested does not mean it doesn't play a critical role in digestion and overall health. During digestion, insoluble fibre passes through to the intestine, bringing water with it. This increases bulk and hydration of waste products. In short, this helps you go to the bathroom more regularly and the additional water in your waste helps you avoid constipation. Insoluble fibre can also help promote a feeling of fullness for those looking to lose weight / reduce snacking.
Why You Need Insoluble Fibre
Insoluble Fibre may help with:
maintaining regular bowel movement
Good sources of Insoluble fibre
leafy green vegetables
Superfoods For Fibre
Super Chia Seeds
not only contains double the amount of fibre than oats, they also contain both soluble
insoluble fibre, so are a great way to top up your dietary fibre levels. Try them if you are actively looking for an easy way to increase your fibre intake.
Final Tips For Increasing Fibre
Adults need to get 25 to 30g of fibre each day. Most Australians do not get this much fibre. If you are struggling to get enough fibre in your diet, a
fibre supplement like our Adult Fibre VitaGummies
may offer some benefit.
Sudden increases in dietary fibre may cause abdominal pain or flatulence. If you currently have a low fibre diet and are trying to increase your fibre levels, do so gradually over the course of several weeks.
Finally, increasing your fibre intake may require an increase in the amount of water you need to drink in a day. Since you pass more water as waste in a high fibre diet, increasing fibre intake may bring increased risk of dehydration. Dry mouth, increased thirst, headache or dark coloured urine are all signs you may be dehydrated and need to drink more water.
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3 Superfoods For Men's Health
You may scoff at the term 'superfoods', but believe us when we say there are a small handful of real 'superfoods' that do exist. These are foods that contain a wide range of key nutrients, and contain them at levels far above those found in 'normal' food. This means these superfoods make it easier to get the nutritional support you need to get through your day. Some of these superfoods - when taken over time - may help support a range of benefits for men's health issues, from supporting libido and sperm count to prostate and heart health. Read on for our top 3 list of Superfoods for men's health.
3 Superfoods For Men's Health
Known as the "Peruvian ginseng",
has been traditionally used for thousands of years in Peru and across South America to support energy and - famously - to boost libido and fertility. Preliminary studies out of Peru suggest it may increase sperm count and sperm motility, although it should be noted that further research is required to consolidate these early findings. Fellas, try our recipe for
, which contains Maca and other key nutrients for supporting men's energy and libido.
2. Chia Seeds
Whilst the two foods are very different, both
and salmon contain large concentrations of one very important nutrient for men's health: Omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids have a variety of benefits, not the least of which is increased protection against heart disease, high blood pressure, cholesterol and stroke. Heart disease is the leading killer of men in Australia, and men are much more likely to develop heart disease than women. As such, men should be considering adjusting their diet to avoid these preventable diseases. Both salmon and chia seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which can help support a healthy heart. Furthermore, chia seeds are very high in dietary fibre, which can help with weight management and managing blood sugar levels. Guys, try our
Chia-Crusted Salmon recipe
. It combines both chia seeds
salmon for a super-sized serve of omega-3s to help protect your heart.
Preliminary studies suggest that one way of increasing your sperm count is to decrease the number of free radicals in your body by increasing your antioxidant intake. Free radicals are unstable molecules that exist in our body that damage cells and can lead to inflammation, disease and reduced efficiency. Increasing your intake of antioxidants fights these molecules and increases overall health and - perhaps - sperm quality. Whilst most fruit and vegetables have some antioxidant content,
is one of the richest known sources of antioxidants on the planet. Gents, try our
Acai Berry Breakfast Bowl recipe
. It's packed with acai and other nutrients to protect your heart, brain, overall health
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