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Then answer this question. How stressed are you? On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being super stressed and 1 being very mellow, how would you rate yourself?
How do you notice stress in your body? Look at the symptoms of stress above and mark off the ones you notice in yourself.
Life events can have an effect on how much stress you feel.
Nutrition makes a big difference in how well your body is able to handle the days stress. If you have good nutrition, you can handle stress better, and there won't be as much damage to your body and brain from it.
Here is what happens when you have good nutrition.
1. You have nutrient reserves ready for when your metabolism speeds up in response to stress.
2. Enough nutrients means your body can protect and restore your system when damage occurs, like free radical damage to the cells.
If you don't have food nutrient those reserves aren't there, and stress can cause damage.
1. This increases your risk of disease.
2. It affects your moods and thought processes.
3. And increases your cravings for foods that aren't healthy, that might make you feel good for a short time, but are no good in the long run.
How can you add power to your nutrition?
Check out these tips below.