Organic Leafy Greens and Herbs
Organic leafy green vegetables and herbs are filled with important phytochemicals, antioxidants, vitamins C, K, and E, B vitamins, chlorophyll, iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium, amino acids, water, enzymes, and fiber which are crucial for fighting the effects of stress and strengthening your immune system.
Organic Root Vegetables
Organic root vegetables grown in organic, mineral-rich soil provide important stress fighting nutrients like beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, vitamin C, B vitamins, vitamin E, iron, potassium, magnesium, calcium, and fiber. Root vegetables are also an excellent source of complex carbohydrates that help boost serotonin levels.
Organic Allium Vegetables
Organic Allium vegetables are important health promoting vegetables that offer fantastic protection against the effects of stress. These vegetables have a high level of antioxidants and phytochemicals that strengthen your immune system and protect against free radical damage caused by stress. Allium vegetables are also rich in vitamins A and C, iron, potassium, sulfur, calcium, and quercetin which help protect against free radicals, cleanse the blood, fights inflammation, and protects against damage caused by stress and toxins.
Organic berries are a wonderful source of important antioxidants, vitamin C, carotenoids, phytochemicals, water, enzymes, and fiber that work together to provide protection against chronic stress. The antioxidants in berries also protect the body from producing too much cortisol.
Organic Raw or Sprouted Nuts and Seeds
Organic raw nuts and seeds contain protein, antioxidants, essential fatty acids, fiber, zinc, B vitamins, magnesium, calcium, and enzymes which all work together to fight the effects of stress. Soaking and sprouting raw nuts and seeds before you eat them removes the anti-nutrients, increases the vitamins and minerals, activates the enzymes, and makes the nuts and seeds easier to digest.
Coconut in all its forms is one of my favorite healing foods. The coconut oil, coconut meat, water, and milk are rich in potassium, magnesium, manganese, copper, selenium, B vitamins, amino acids, and fiber which all work together to help lower stress levels and protect your body from the effects of stress. Coconut contains lauric acid which is an important medium chain fatty acid that the liver uses for energy production instead of storing as fat. Coconut meat, coconut oil, and coconut milk also has antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties. Coconut reduces cortisol levels and also has potent anti-inflammatory properties.