If you’ve been suffering with adrenal fatigue syndrome and can barely stand up for any length of time and you know your adrenals are suffering, then these dietary tips could help you.
For anyone who is unwell or has medical health problems start by eliminating sugar, white flour, caffeine, refined carbohydrates, alcohol, hydrogenated fats, soft drink and other junk food.
Eat organic as much as you can and include three meals or five smaller meals a day that are filled with an abundance of nutrient dense foods including, nuts, seeds and healthy oils like walnut oil and olive oil and an emphasis on fresh vegetables and low sugar fruits.
A diet for adrenal fatigue should have a regular supply of meat protein like chicken, turkey, beef, fish and eggs.
Some people find an 1/8 to 1/4 tsp. of sea salt added to an 200ml glass of water to be helpful, unless you have high blood pressure. This helps those who have a low level of aldosterone. (If you find you have an exacerbation of symptoms when doing this, then discontinue.)
Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome Tips
Avoid eating fruit on an empty stomach. Have them with some protein and fat. Try sticking to fruits that are lower in sugar like raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, apples, pears, plums and kiwis.
Limit starchy carbohydrates which quickly break down into glucose in the body and create problems with insulin resistance and disrupt your mood.
A slightly modified version of the Palaeolithic diet can be helpful if you have been stressed for a long time. This includes a generous amount of meat protein and fat, an abundance of low carb vegetables and a small amount of fruit, nuts and seeds. Grains, beans and potatoes should be restricted or avoided all together.
Having said that some people need a good supply of carbohydrates. So if you’re overweight and have a tendency to eat “comfort” foods, a paleo diet may well suit you. However, if you’re underweight and often miss meals then carbohydrates such as grains (preferably with an emphasis on whole, gluten free choices)may serve you better. Experiment a little and seek advice from your health practitioner.
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