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The impact of stress

Stress can take a huge toll on our bodies and relentless overwhelm or sadness can leave you both emotionally and nutritionally malnourished. There is a deep connection between the gut and our emotions and so taking the time to prepare balanced, nutritious meals is essential for your own health and well-being.

Little things that can help

Making little adjustments can make all the difference, here are a few things that may help:

  • If your appetite is reduced, try eating smaller meals or portions more regularly
  • Eat plenty of vegetables and fruit, grains, pulses, nuts and seeds
  • Choose wholegrain instead of white bread and pasta, it is easier to digest and a healthier option
  • Reduce your intake of refined sugars, instead consider using raw honey or maple syrup
  • Drink plenty of water and/or herbal teas
  • Reduce your intake of alcohol, caffeine and sugary drinks
  • Eat foods that contain healthy fats such as avocado and nuts, instead of saturated fats
  • Try not to substitute healthy meals for quick and easy processed foods
  • Do treat yourself, but try and choose healthy options 80% of the time
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