Life Hacks 4 ways to manage stress by taking care of stomach

It is has been proven that the stomach plays a huge role in our emotional health, so find out how to relieve your stress by taking care of stomach properly.

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The connection between our stomach and our emotional responses, such as stress, exists and can be proven here.

Therefore, it is important to take care of out guts in order to reduce/stop stress in our lives for according to nutritionist and yoga teacher Charlotte Watts, "a healthy gut is a happy gut - and satisfying meals with quality protein, healthy fats and plenty of vegetables provide all the nourishment we need."

  1. Chew your food properly while consciously thinking about it- These days, it so easy to eat absentmindedly. We eat while surfing the Internet, watching tv, standing and so on, without really taking time to focus on what we eating or chewing. It then becomes very easy to eat anything without checking if it is healthy. So, take your time to chew your food properly as this signals to the stomach and intestines to prepare for the arrival of food while thinking about what is going into your mouth as it helps naturally regulate portion size and create the satisfaction that lowers food cravings later.

  2. Rest properly- Taking time to rest well provides the energy that the gut needs to constantly repair thereby reducing your chances of getting stressed.

  3. Have a healthy diet- This one goes without saying because a healthy diet implies a healthy stomach thus reducing chances of getting stressed. A healthy diet should consist of lots of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans e.t.c

  4. Avoid unnecessary snacking- We should only indulge in satisfying meals with quality protein, healthy fats and plenty of vegetables as these provide all the nourishment we need. Once this condition is met there should be no snacking/grazing as giving our digestive processes a rest between meals allows the whole business to have the energy it needs.  It takes up to 40 hours for food to travel from swallowing to out the other end and each time we put something else into our mouths, we start up the whole thing over again and allow little rest for healing.

     

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