Let’s face it. No one likes to feel stressed out.
And if you ever received an email to visit your boss…in person… you know the feeling.
Sweaty palms. Shallow breathing. Increased heart-rate.
Same thing happens when you’re walking alone at night and see a shadowy figure suddenly dart across the street. Your “danger radar” is on high alert.
This effect is often referred to as “fight or flight.” When you get into a stressful situation, a part of your brain kicks in to help you cope with potential danger.
Something else also happens to your body.
Digestion is put on the back burner as your brain is trying to figure out a way to keep you safe.This is why you may not feel hungry when you’re experiencing stress. And one thing that can produce stress is an emergency situation.
It could be your power suddenly going out during the coldest winter day or a sudden crisis that causes you to quickly take stock of your survival supplies.
The Right Fuel Keeps Your Body Humming Along
The important thing is that during such a time, your body will need nutrition more than ever to keep going. You may have a limited food supply but you’ll need more nutrients to fill in the gaps.
Vitamin supplements can help. For instance, did you know B vitamins can boost your energy after a stressful situation?
Vitamin C is also a good nutrient source to combat stress. When experiencing stress, the body releases the hormone cortisol. Studies have shown that taking Vitamin C may reduce cortisol levels. Taking Vitamin C can also help you bounce back from stressful situations faster.
And Vitamin D is another important factor to maintaining a healthy body. The good news is that your body can generate this vitamin by getting sun exposure. But if you’re not out in the sun enough, you’ll need to replenish your body by taking a supplement. This important vitamin helps strengthen our immune system and can maintain cognitive functions later in life.
Minerals are important, too. Zinc is a great defense against the common cold and also boosts the immune system. Manganese helps build strong bones, controls the level of blood sugar in your body, regulates metabolism, and is an antioxidant that lowers you risk for many diseases.
Iodine supports your thyroid functions, which include creating hormones that control the base metabolic rate of your body. You can find iodine in foods such as kale, cod, seaweed and other items but chances are, you’re not getting enough.
Because our food is often robbed of vital nutrients from using chemicals (which produce toxins), it’s important to ensure your body is getting what it needs on a regular basis through alternative sources.
Prevent Sluggishness… Be Sharp and Alert!
The important thing to remember is that when you’re experiencing a sudden change in your normal routine, you want your body prepared so it can handle any bumps in the road.
If you’re in a situation where you’re unable to get necessary vitamins and minerals from your food, then taking a supplement will help. It’s also smart to include them in your survival supplies.
But to receive the full benefits of having a healthy body – we know it’s important to pay attention to what you’re doing today in order to truly be ready for whatever happens.
You want a healthy and fit body that is filled with energy and vitality – because that is what will enable you to make the right decisions and endure any hardships that may come your way. Take care of your body today and it will take care of you tomorrow.
Here’s to your health!
Owner, My Patriot Supply