Ongoing or sudden stress can put the body into a heightened state that is not good for health. It activates the nervous system and increases the levels of cortisone and adrenaline in the bloodstream. These two elevated hormones can increase blood pressure, heart rate and blood sugar. Over a long period of time, this can start to take a toll on the body. Hence, it is essential not to ignore feelings of stress but rather to understand what is happening in the body and learn simple coping mechanisms to help alleviate the negative impacts of stressors.
A balanced vegan diet can provide many health benefits, like improved blood sugar control, weight loss, and a reduced risk of heart disease. However, it can be challenging to get all the nutrients the body needs while trying to maintain a wholesome vegan diet. Read more to learn about some of the most common pitfalls of following a vegan diet.
In celebration of World Food Day, we would like to share some delicious calorie-controlled alternatives to your favourite high calorie meals and treats!
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