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Are your food choices putting stress on your body?

June 14, 2016

"The food you eat can either be the safest and most powerful form of medicine, or the slowest form of poison."

- Ann Wigmore

 

 

Our body needs a fresh supply of nutrients each day to nourish and rebuild its cells and organs. And, as implied above, the food we eat will either help or hurt us on this endeavor.

 

Thankfully, there are many foods that nourish our bodies, resulting in optimum health. On the other hand, there are also many foods we eat that can wreak havoc our bodies. For example, processed foods high in sugar and refined carbs, generally labeled "comfort food," cause our blood sugar to spike. This results in a temporary "high" but within an hour or so, results in a major crash. 

It is at this point that we begin to experience cravings. The stress caused from the crash has us reaching for something quick, easy and delicious. And the seemingly endless cycle continues; we have become stressed from our previous eating choices, seek out a "quick fix" food to comfort us, and therefore, create more stress. In time, our bodies will become overburdened resulting in health issues such as, anxiety, digestive issues, skin irritations, weight gain, and more. Our circumstances appear grim.

 

But there is hope! When we alter our diet to include nutrient dense foods that nourish our bodies, we can greatly reduce the stress toll, resulting in improved overall health! Instead of feeling defeated by the endless cycle of stress eating, we will be able to tackle our cravings, resulting in a highly functioning body! For more information about changing your diet, schedule an appointment with us! Call the office at (631) 563-6503.

 

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