Diet tips for adrenal functions and anti-stress hormonal balance
Adrenal Fatigue Diet Tips
Start the day with a lemon and apple cider alkalising, detoxifying drink –recipe over here. Add a little celtic salt to the recipe to help sooth the adrenals.
Eat breakfast within 1 hour of waking – don’t leave it too long to get your cortisol levels into gear.
Don’t skip meals especially breakfast – you need to get your blood sugars up at the beginning of the day so skipping a meal is not a good idea.
Don’t wait too long to eat meals so that you are really hungry – with adrenal fatigue, the body has a difficult time storing energy, so often it’s best to eat smaller meals at more regular intervals.
Have a carb, a protein and a fat at every meal – this is a good balanced approach and will give you more sustained energy. If you do eat wholegrains, beans and legumes, limit those to 1 cup per day and make sure you still include loads of vegetables in the carb mix.
Don’t overeat – this places additional load on every digestive process and your adrenals too.
Don’t get overly hungry – Eat an early lunch because the body utilises the morning energy quickly, or at least have a good mid morning snack that will get you through. It’s important not to let yourself get too hungry because the body starts freaking out and having those extra snacks or meals helps to level out cortisol levels.
Use healthy fats on every meal – drizzle your veggies, salad or dish with olive oil, walnut oil, flax, butter or coconut oil.
Have a snack 1 hour before bed – snack on a piece of fruit and some nut butter or yoghurt, chicken strips with avocado dip, cheese or sweet potato, or anything of your choosing – as long as it’s healthy of course
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