Stress was already at alarming levels before these past few months, but it’s now at critical levels for so many of us. Did you also know that stress can seriously accelerate the rate at which you age because of the hard to believe strain it puts on your body?
During times of increased stress, the body nutrients are used more quickly to meet these needs so it is need to increased amounts of several nutrients. The antioxidant vitamins A, E and C, the B vitamins and the mineral zinc, selenium, calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, sulphur and molybdenum are some of the nutrients that are usually exhausted by stress.
Reducing sugar, carbohydrates, caffeine and alcohol in the diet can go a long way towards getting the body back into a healthy balance. It’s now recognized that when we eat carbohydrates, these foods turn directly into sugar in the body. The more sugar we eat, the more exhausted B-vitamins become. B-vitamins are essential for a healthy nervous system.
Taking a daily multivitamin, mineral supplement and B-vitamin supplement can strengthen the nervous system whether you’re already exhausted by stress or stock up for an attack of stressful situation. The mineral calcium is especially helpful for reassuring the nerves and toning up the nervous system.
Create a bedtime ritual of drinking chamomile tea to relax. Or try an herbal liquid tincture sleep formula containing chamomile.
To reduce stress levels at home
Turn off the TV
Go for a walk
Call up a friend
Make a special cup of tea or coffee and sit down in on favorite chair
Take advantage of free events
Update your photo album
Sometimes the simplest things can be extremely effective and because there is no deal of money, you can start putting these stress-busters to eff