I know you know the importance of a healthy diet, especially if you are trying to recover from adrenal fatigue. I also know that there is SO much information out there, often conflicting.. making figuring out what to eat way more complicated than it needs to be. We want to make adrenal fatigue nutrition straight forward for you. The truth is that when you have adrenal fatigue, nutrition requirements actually increase. This is because when your body is under stress, you use up nutrients more quickly.
To put it all in a nutshell and to keep things as simple as possible for you, I want you to know that the type of diet that works for one person, may not work for another. It really depends on the person. This makes establishing the perfect adrenal recovery diet complex because it is so specific to the individual.
On a less complex note, there are common nutrients that are important to everyone suffering from adrenal fatigue, and these nutrients are available in all sorts of different whole foods. Figuring out the ones that work best for you is something you can determine by trying them out and acknowledging how they make you feel after. If you react or experience indigestion or other signs of intolerance, make a mental note and try to find similar nutrients from other foods instead.
So what are these adrenal loving nutrients and where can I get them?
3 Vital Nutrients for Adrenal Fatigue Nutrition
Magnesium a mineral that acts like a spark plug for your adrenals and for creating energy in every cell of your body. It is used up readily by the adrenals and our cells during times of stress. Magnesium deficiency is very common.
- Food Sources: brown rice, beans, nuts, seeds, sea veggies, leafy greens, almonds, avocados and dark chocolate
2. Vitamin C
Vitamin C is an essential vitamin to the entire adrenal hormone cascade and for the manufacture production of adrenal steroid hormones. It also acts as antioxidant within the adrenals as well.
- Food Sources: peppers, leafy greens, broccoli, brussel sprouts, berries, fruits
3. Pantothenic Acid & the B Complex
All B vitamins are important to the nervous system and to the adrenals, but particularly Pantothenic Acid (vitamin B5). B5 is an essential contributing nutrient to the adrenal cascade, it is a very important nutrient for energy production- quickly depleted during times of stress (especially prolonged stress).
- Food Sources: shiitake & crimini mushrooms, sweet potato, cauliflower & broccoli
There you go, we just gave you the 3 vital nutrients to adrenal fatigue nutrition. It's important to incorporate these nutrients into your diet as soon as possible.