Half a million people in the UK suffer from work-related stress, and psychological breakdown can arrive without warning. In order to catch burnout and combat it early, it’s important to know what to look out for.
Spot the signs early
- Lack of motivation
- Negative emotions
- Lowered resistance to infections
- Digestive system problems
- Unexpected changes in body fat levels
- Signs of rapid aging
Get breakfast right
We often consume dairy products, cereals and juices from the supermarkets that contain very high levels of sugar. This is not exactly what your body needs. Rather try eating foods with low levels of Glycemic Index like chia, oats and buckwheat for breakfast.
Boost your vitamin B
Vitamin B helps the body adapt to stress and supports adrenal gland function. You find it in green leafy vegetables, whole grains, legumes, lean meats and other plant food. This is essential for converting foods into usable energy.
Try to avoid processed foods
With wholefoods you are staying away from additives and preservatives that your body doesn’t understand how to process, and also you’re almost without a doubt passing up on big quantities of hidden sugar that does you no favours at all.
Good wholefoods for times of stress include oats, almonds, blueberries and raw cacao nibbles, as their key nutrients support cognitive function and release energy.
Follow these recommendations, and you'll be on a good track in busy times.
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