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Easy Healthy Snacks To Manage Stress Levels

Stress hormones control our fight or flight response. When our bodies are in overdrive for long periods of time, we're at risk for burnout. Here are some snacks that can help keep you regulated.

Written by
Cami Wolff

Let’s talk about managing stress levels with food.

Our stress hormones control our “fight or flight response” aka our stress response. When our bodies are in overdrive for long periods of time, we are at risk for emotional and physical burnout. 

How do we prevent this burnout?

The opposite of “fight or flight” is “rest & digest” or the parasympathetic mode: this is the state where healing occurs. 

How do we support a state of healing?

These stress reducing snacks are the perfect ratio of sodium, potassium and glucose. They help prevent your blood sugar from dropping & protect your stress response from going into overdrive. Grazing on these snacks multiple times a day supports your body's natural healing patterns.

Choose from some of my favorite stress reducing snacks below⬇️

● 1-2 dates, 1/2 apple, and 2 celery stalks

● 1-2 dates, 1/2 banana, and 1 cup romaine lettuce 

● Watermelon slices with lime juice  

● 1/2 cup berries and 1 cup cucumber slices

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