LONDON and BRIGHTON, England, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- We are all living in stressful, uncertain times, but it may be a surprise to you that the body has only one response to stress and that is to produce stress hormones. This is true whether:
- You are being chased down the road by a man with an axe - You owe the bank GBP750,000 pounds with no means to pay - You are just about to go out in front of an audience of 40,000 people to sing - You don't eat correctly to balance your blood sugar levels
There is no time like the present to protect yourself from the effects of stress that can be caused by modern living, especially in the current climate.
Mark Killick of MK Nutrition can help you to better understand your body's nutritional needs and how a nutritious diet could help to alleviate some of the symptoms caused by unwanted stress.
Stress hormones (adrenaline and cortisol) are secreted when our blood sugar drops too low, in order to allow the body to release sugar into the bloodstream to fulfil our energy requirements. The effect of this stress hormone induced release is to send our blood sugar levels sky high, and subsequently the body releases insulin to help transport sugar out of the blood vessels and into our cells.
With increased stress and poor eating habits we can initiate a rollercoaster effect of falling and rising blood sugar levels throughout the day, with the subsequent release of hormones to deal with this situation.
This can lead us to become resistant to the effects of insulin, which in turn can lead to chronic degenerative diseases such as type II diabetes and heart disease.
Cortisol also promotes the storage of fat around the middle of the body, and unless we deal with the effects of stress, we can find it very difficult to lose that spare tyre!
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|SOURCE MK Nutrition|
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