Posted on May 22, 2019, 9 p.m.
Adrenal fatigue is a group of varied symptoms associated with chronic stress, left unaddressed it can significantly impact a person’s life.
Best known for secreting hormones that helps the body cope with stress the adrenal glands can become over-worked. Adrenaline promotes the body to act under stressful situations, however problems occur when the body is repeatedly exposed to stress. When levels of cortisol produced by the adrenals remain high it is not something the body is used to, thus it can cause a range of symptoms which are collectively known as adrenal fatigue.
With modern life and its demands symptoms of adrenal fatigue are becoming more common, symptoms can include but are not limited to anxiety, depression, fatigue, difficulty sleeping, nervousness, and digestive problems. Experiencing just one of these symptoms can alter a person’s life, with growing understanding of this condition that is not fully understood comes some potential relief.
Fat is limited by the impression that it is bad for you, while this may be true for bad fats such as trans fats and saturated fats there are good fats such as unsaturated fats and omega-3 fatty acids which can boost physical and mental well being.
Stress, especially chronic stress can make you eat even when not hungry, foods rich in beneficial fats may be able to help you address adrenal fatigue and better manage chronic stress.
If you are a fan of butter look for grass fed butter which contains more omega-3 fatty acids. For those sensitive to dairy look for ghee which has less lactose as it is made when regular butter is melted and the liquid fats and milk solids are separated to be removed.
3 and a half tablespoons a day should be enough for most adults to receive health benefits, this can be added to coffee, juice, yogurt, a smoothie, or whatever you fancy.
Avocados are rich in nutrients and oleic acid which can help to reduce inflammation and lower blood pressure. This green beauty can be eaten raw, in salad, on toast, in a smoothie, or in place of other cooking oils.
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