Grab and Go Stress Busters
15 February 2016
A busy schedule can throw off the timing of your meals so keeping healthful, wholesome snacks like trail mix and all-natural granola bars in your car or purse can keep you from having a blood sugar freak out. Here are some other natural stress-busting foods:
Hemp seeds. Also known as hemp hearts, hulled hemp seeds are great for sprinkling on cereal or salads and they're an excellent source of protein, omega-3 fatty acids and B vitamins that help your body make nerve-calming tryptophan.
Coconut water. Available in convenient single-serve bottles, this tropical drink is a natural source of electrolytes, vitamin C and medium-chain fatty acids that are used as immediate energy for your active body.
Granola bars with no refined sugar. Between meals, when you're on the go, granola bars are easy to slip into your bag so you don't have to resort to vending machines or gas station fare. Choose a bar with no refined, white sugar in the ingredient list as that will only aggravate your overworked adrenal glands.
Trail mix. Pre-pack small handfuls of dried fruit, seeds and nuts to help keep blood sugar levels stable during a long day. Like granola bars, these little bags of raw energy will prevent resorting to non-nutritive processed food that may stress you out further.