If you consistently struggle with feelings of anxiety, insomnia, low energy, panic attacks and mood swings, it may be time to take a look at how and what you are eating.
People often forget that what we put into our bodies directly impacts our minds. If we aren’t nourishing ourselves with healthy food and we are overloading on sugar and caffeine, we tend to be in a constant state of blood sugar imbalance, which affects the chemicals in our body and in our mind. If we are rushing around while we eat, our body may have trouble digesting our food and turning it into the nutrients we need to keep in balance.
Anything we eat or drink determines how stable our blood sugar will be. When we eat highly processed meals, it quickly raises our blood sugar and then it comes crashing down soon after. We may then appear hungry and struggle with cravings and irritability. When we are on this blood sugar rollercoaster, our body perceives it as a major stressor, which then tells the adrenal glands to produce the stress hormone cortisol.
Here are 5 tips for keeping your blood sugar and stress hormones in balance.