Adrenal fatigue is a stress condition that may inflict many of us from time to time.
One of the best ways we can tackle it is through eating more of the healing foods that promote stronger adrenal health.
7 Healing Foods for Adrenal Fatigue
Many people with adrenal fatigue have a high acid body and lemon is the perfect food to help balance out the body’s ph levels so that you are more neutral and alkaline. Start the day with a glass of warm water, the juice of half a lemon and a pinch of Celtic salt.
2. Celtic Salt
The adrenals help the body to maintain mineral balance and quite surprisingly the adrenals quite like a bit of additional salt. Not the table kind of course but some good quality Celtic or Himalayan salt helps add back some essential minerals and you’ll find it helps to bump up your energy levels slightly.
Eat good quality protein sources to help build energy into the body. The B vitamins found in protein are important for energy production, building all the cells in the body, helping with fat metabolism, the synthesis of neurotransmitters, and maintaining nerve cells. Whole protein sources include: meats, liver, eggs, nuts, fish, poultry, shellfish, chicken and so forth.
4. Eat your fat
We need fat for manufacturing hormones; this includes the many hormones that the adrenal glands produce. Use olive oil, flax seed oil, walnut oil, coconut oil, and butter.
Omega 3 oils have the additional benefit of reducing inflammation in the body and with adrenal fatigue we can be prone to increased inflammation.
Peppers are full of vitamin C and Vitamin C is one of the main vitamins hosted by the adrenals. When we are under stress we utilize vitamin C at a much faster rate so it’s important to get more of it in order to support adrenal health and reduce cortisol levels too. Cortisol is our key stress hormone so anything we can do to lower cortisol is a good thing.
How Much Vitamin C is in one pepper?
- Yellow bell pepper 341mg
- Red bell pepper 230mg
- Green bell pepper 119mg
Seaweed such as nori, kelp and wakame are loaded with many vitamins and minerals and one of those happens to be magnesium. In one cup of seaweed there is 218mg of magnesium. Magnesium is needed for over 300 enzymatic functions in the body and has a relaxing capacity on the muscles, mind, and whole body.
7. Mackerel and Herring
Mackerel and herring contain an ingredient known as phosphatidyl serine. Phosphatidyl serine helps to bring down cortisol levels in the body via the hypothalamus – adrenal chain, known as the HPA (hyper thalamic pituitary axis).
The hypothalamus is the part of the brain that controls the balance of adrenal and hormone function. Because it is a natural component of the brain phosphatidyl serine also helps to improve brain function, sharpen metal focus, and improve memory. In a 100g (3.5oz) serve Mackerel contains 480mg of phosphatidyl serine; Herring contains 360mg.
If you’re struggling with adrenal fatigue, try including more of these healing foods into your diet every day.
Please check with your physician before making changes to your diet and if your fatigue continues, consult your physician. This post is not meant to be a substitute for medical care, but is for entertainment purposes only.