6. WATCH THE LIGHT
While fresh ingredients will be the most densely packed with nutrients, be sure to store food away from natural and artificial light. These cause oxidization, which will significantly reduce nutritional value.
7. SPRINKLE SOME CINNAMON
Adding this spice to your diet will help to balance your blood sugar. Cinnamon stimulates your insulin receptors, which lower blood-sugar levels, reduce pancreatic stress and inflammation, and improve metabolism.
8. PUT CREAM IN YOUR COFFEE
Try to keep caffeinated drinks to a minimum, as they will cause spikes in your adrenal glands and cortisol levels. But if you have to have one coffee a day, ask for pouring cream, instead of milk. The stabilized protein and fat contents in the cream will slow the suffusion of caffeine into your system, giving you a more gradual hit.
MAGNESIUM: Crucial for the optimum function of muscles including the heart, reducing stress and calming the nervous system. Go for Solgar Magnesium Citrate capsules, which are easy to absorb, or, instead, eat nuts, seeds and avocados.
MILK THISTLE: This is a must-have for anyone who drinks alcohol or caffeine. Stimulants put extra stress on your liver – continued usage of milk thistle will help to strengthen the liver so it can work effectively without being overloaded.
PROBIOTICS: Key in fortifying the digestive system. When the intestines are put under pressure, they are prevented from absorbing nutrients from foods. Try yoghurt or a stronger supplement, such as Udo’s Choice Super 8 Probiotic, for a higher dose of good bacteria.
THE KEY INGREDIENTS
Half of your overall diet should be vegetable-based