Adrenal Fatigue: Foods to Eliminate
Fatigue is a common problem in this hectic world. We are on the go all the time. We don’t eat right, we don’t get enough sleep, and we are often over-stressed. As a result, we have a lack of energy.
However, adrenal fatigue is on a whole new level. The overwhelming feeling of tiredness is not a result of not eating or sleeping; it is a chronic condition that we feel we have little control over. But the power is not completely out of your hands. There are certain types of foods that you will want to exclude from your diet in order to restore both your health and the health of your adrenal glands. In this article we will discover what foods to eliminate in order to restore our energy levels.
People experience adrenal fatigue because their body is bombarded with internal and external toxicity. Not only do we live in a very unhealthy and stressful environment, we also eat an unhealthy diet. All of this drains the vital energy from our system. The body is constantly having to deal with stress. One result is that the adrenal glands become depleted. They don’t get time to rest and recover.
Food to AvoidThe sorts of food that affect the functioning of your adrenal glands and that you want to exclude completely from your diet are:
Cytotoxins– Cytotoxins are substances that poison the body. We simply cannot afford to poison our bodies. Cytotoxins are found in artificial flavors and preservatives, and in flavor enhancers like MSG. You need to avoid these foods if you want to restore your health. Coffee – Coffee is a very strong stimulating drug. Just three cups of coffee contain so much caffeine that it is enough to disqualify an athlete from competing in the Olympic Games. So, forget about coffee if you want to regain your adrenal health. Chocolate – Chocolate, even if it is raw, can be a poisonous substance. It is also a stimulating substance. You can buy healthy alternatives to chocolate that taste like chocolate but which are not going to adversely affect your adrenal glands, like carob.
Chocolate contains a number of alkaloids, one of which is theobromine. Theobromine is a toxin to your body, and your body will try to get rid of it as quickly as it can. It will expend a lot of energy to try to rid itself of this alkaloid. This is one reason that eating chocolate, just like consuming coffee, will give you an energy high followed by a dramatic crash. Use raw carob powder to give you that yummy chocolate taste without the toxins that are keeping you in a state of adrenal fatigue.Vinegar – Vinegar contains ascetic acid, which acts as a toxin in the body. You should avoid vinegar, replacing it with lemons, limes, and fermented foods for that zesty taste, so you don’t feel the need to add vinegar. Refined Sugars – Refined sugars, including cereals containing them; so called healthy syrups; and sugar alternatives need to be avoided. Switch to a balanced nutrition diet that emphasizes raw fruits and vegetables. Animal Products – Meats and other animal products bring a lot of toxicity to your body. If you truly want to defeat adrenal fatigue, you need to start down the path of eating more raw plant foods. Salt – Exclude salt as much as you can from your diet. Salt affects not only the function of your adrenal system and resultant energy levels, but also your weight. Trans-Fats – In order to restore your adrenal functioning, your trans-fat intake has to be reduced to zero (trans-fats are found in fried foods and many bakery goods). You should instead include healthy fats (those containing omega 3 fatty acids) in your diet, like those found in avocados, nuts, and seeds.
Diet and correct lifestyle, including regular exercise and a sufficient amount of sleep, have got to all be in place for you to be able to restore the health of your adrenal glands. You can do it with the help of mother nature. In addition to removing the types of foods outlined above from your diet, you should take a daily supplement designed to provide the extra adrenal support your body needs.
Some of the recommendation above will provide you with challenges. You may balk at the idea of giving up on meat. What you need to realize is that your health is not a game. It is a serious matter that affects every moment of your life. If you are serious about reclaiming the vitality and zest that you deserve to be enjoying, then you have got to make some radical changes.
Once you bite the bullet and progressively work through eliminating the given food types, you will be astounded at how much energy you’ll have, and that will make all of the initial sacrifice well worth the effort.