So is healthy eating not so healthy if you’re doing it while stressed? Unfortunately it seems to be true.
“Stress” is a generic term that we hear every day, but what is it really, and what does it mean for the body?
Stress isn’t always bad. What’s bad is CHRONIC stress. This is what happens when you’re not nourishing your body with healthy supporting foods and calming self-care activities on a regular basis. This is what happens when fighting chronic inflammation.
Let’s face it, we live in a pretty stressful world. Stress is the number one cause of illness and disease of modern times. Chronic stress leads to digestive distress, aging, weight gain, trouble sleeping and so much more.
The good news is that when you nourish your body with whole foods and holistic practices you strengthen your force field and protect yourself against the harmful effects that stress can have on the body and mind.
This article put out by npr.com was quite interesting – there was a study on the effects of stress and healthy eating. What the study showed was that given healthy food, while stressed, actually caused the same inflammatory response in women as if they ate an unhealthy food. It also showed that one of the biggest stress REDUCERS is close, personal relationships. (Read the whole article here.)
So the bottom line? Find your peeps. Find your tribe. Find the people in your life that pick you up and help you feel GOOD….it is good for your health for so many reasons.