Nutrition to Nourish the Nervous System

Mar 20, 2024


Did you know that minerals are the essential fuel for your adrenal glands? These tiny powerhouses play a crucial role in managing stress, energy production, and maintaining a healthy body. Make sure your diet is rich in minerals to keep your adrenals in top shape!

Adrenal imbalances can trigger and/or worsen other problems, like low thyroid function. Zinc, manganese, selenium, and iodine are trace minerals needed to keep your entire endocrine system humming along and your hormones balanced.

You can boost your mineral intake by adding:

  •  Leafy Greens: Load up on spinach, kale, and Swiss chard.
  •  Nuts and Seeds: Almonds, chia seeds, and pumpkin seeds are mineral-packed.
  •  Whole Grains: Opt for brown rice, quinoa, and oats.
  •  Seafood: Fish like salmon and sardines are rich in minerals.
  •  Beans and Legumes: Add lentils, black beans, and chickpeas to your meals.

By making these choices, you'll nourish your body with the minerals it needs for optimal wellness

Nutrition is usually the most OVER LOOKED first step when it comes to calming your nervous system.

Minerals are the food for your ADRENALS These little powerhouses are vital for managing stress, generating energy, and keeping your body healthy.

While meditation, breathing exercises, finding some time to centre yourself will give you an immediate resolution, a long term approach needs to ensure a diet is packed with minerals to support your adrenals and overall well-being so you can BREAK THE CYCLE and shift out of constant states of stress. Even if your stress is not felt emotionally, your body can still be in a state of stress!

Adrenal imbalances can affect other aspects of your health, like thyroid function, your menstrual cycle, immune function, fluid balance, metabolism,  digestion, blood sugar regulation all which impact your ability to achieve your body goals .

Boost your mineral intake and nourish your nervous system with these foods:

Leafy Greens: For magnesium, calcium, and iron.
Animal Proteins: For iron, zinc, and selenium.

Nuts and Seeds: For magnesium, zinc, and selenium.
Root Vegetables: For potassium
Seafood: Excellent sources of healthy fats but also provide minerals like iodine and selenium.
Berries: Full of antioxidants.
Eggs: A versatile source of minerals, including selenium and zinc. Look for pasture-raised or free-range options for added nutrients.
Organ Meats: Liver, in particular, is a nutrient-dense food that provides a wide range of minerals, including iron, zinc, and copper.
Bone Broth: A rice source of calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus.
Seaweed: Nori or kelp into your diet can boost your iodine intake.
Mineral-Rich Herbs and Spices: Herbs like basil, oregano, and thyme, as well as spices like cumin and coriander, contain various minerals and are the best flavours for your food!

Your adrenals say thank you!

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