BSc (Hons), Dip ION, mBANT

Stress robs you of many important nutrients

Chronic stress is a feature of modern life and linked with health imbalances including cardiovascular disease, obesity and digestive disorders. But even moderate levels of stress may be depriving you of the full benefits of the nutrients in your food.  Each episode of stress that we encounter puts our adrenal glands on high alert, resulting in nutrients such as vitamin C, magnesium and some of the B vitamins being taken up the demands of the adrenals. Stress also suppresses digestion to conserve energy, making it difficult for nutrient breakdown and absorption to take place. Protect your health by managing stress levels where possible and boosting intake of nutrient rich foods during stressful periods.