Stress is of two types. Positive stress (or eustress) motivates us to do something and where to move them forward, while negative stress (distress) is destroying our health. Unfortunately, distress is a reality of our daily lives. Disease, our thoughts and actions can lead to distress, and then we begin to feel its negative impact physically writes likar.info.
Any sharp change of a habitual way of life requires voltage of the adaptive systems of the body, which for some people can serve as a strong stress factor.
In a stressful condition in the body in large quantity produces free radicals that damage the cells of the body. To neutralize their effect by using antioxidants. Therefore, during times of stress is very important to provide the body with these necessary nutrients. One of the most potent groups of antioxidants – vitamins.
Analyze your menu. If you not receive any vitamin, it is necessary to urgently change the diet or take vitamin supplements.
Vitamins that help fight stress
The B group vitamins. This is a group of water-soluble vitamins that plays an important role in ensuring the full functioning of the nervous and immune systems, DNA synthesis and new cell formation. The vitamins in this group improve the functioning of the cardiovascular system, help absorb nutrients from food, participate in metabolic processes, the synthesis of vital compounds and prevent the development of depression.
In this group of eight vitamins, and each of them helps to work with another. These substances are actively used in the time of stress. But they are not synthesized in our body, so it is very important to get them outside.
With a lack of b vitamins, there is increased fatigue, anxiety, excessive irritability, can develop various diseases.
To obtain this vitamin can eating nuts, legumes, potatoes, pepper, bananas, green leafy vegetables and fish.
Vitamin C. This stimulator of the immune system and powerful antioxidant is a faithful assistant in the fight against stress. Vitamin C is involved in the regulation of the function of the adrenal glands that produce stress hormones: cortisol and adrenaline. It is necessary for normal growth and tissue repair, reduces the level of cholesterol in blood, maintains hair, nails and skin healthy, AIDS in bone formation and wound healing.
Vitamin C can be called antioxidant No. 1. Most effectively it manifests itself when “working” together with other antioxidants such as vitamin E, flavonoids and carotenoids.
Our body does not synthesize vitamin C and not stockpiling it, so every day you need to include in your diet foods that contain it. Eating fresh vegetables and fruits is a great way to get the necessary amount of this vitamin. Red pepper, tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, all citrus fruits, strawberries, greens, melon, watermelon, onion is a source of vitamin C.
Vitamin D3. Vitamin D3 is not only important vitamin, but a hormone that supports the heart, bones and immune system normal. Vitamin D is responsible for:
– the health of the skin;
– the work of the pancreas and digestion;
– healthy sleep;
– reproductive health;
– physical endurance;
– eye health;
– the health of the vascular system;
– immune system;
– the regulation of the aging process;
– maintaining a normal weight, regulation of fat and carbohydrate metabolism
the health of the hair;
– the condition of the bones and muscles.
Vitamin D3 is found in fish, dairy products and raw egg yolks, but with food it comes not enough. This vitamin can be synthesized in the skin, but for this we need daily exposure to the sun, otherwise we weaken the body and reduce his stress.
Vitamin A. Is a fat soluble vitamin, is antioxidant that plays an important role in the immune system. It maintains healthy mucous membranes, which helps the body to be resistant to respiratory diseases and this is very important during stressful situations.
This vitamin helps to maintain the health of eyes, prostate, cervix, lungs and heart.
Natural sources of vitamin And are used primarily vegetables and fruits colored in yellow and red colors: pumpkin, red peppers, apricots, cantaloupe and carrots as well as Kale or spinach.
Vitamin E. Extremely powerful fat-soluble antioxidant that supports normal functioning of heart, brain, lung, prostate, bowel, reproductive and immune systems.
Vitamin E can be obtained from foods such as sunflower oil, nuts, lettuce, spinach, turnips, beets, tomatoes, asparagus.
In addition, combat stress will help the rest. Give your body to recover and allow the body to fully relax. Try to sleep and keep a positive attitude.