Stress Less with Tigernuts
Whether you’re stuck in a traffic jam or under the pump at work, stress has an affect on our body’s health and overall wellbeing. Stress is a natural reaction and in small amounts can even beneficial to your health – think the impulse to run when being chased by a bear…However chronic, ongoing stress is a big issue in our modern western society and is doing your body more harm than good.
Our nervous system is made up of the brain and our spinal cord and the network of nerves that connect throughout our body. Signals travel from the brain along this network to every part of the body acting like the body’s electrical circuits and assist every movement throughout our body. Our fast paced modern lifestyles places a strain on our precious nervous system which can cause headaches, slow down our metabolism, affect our sleep thus overall functionality and productivity.
Rather than turning to medical drugs, research has shown that nutrients from food can sometimes be even more effective to assisting the healing of weak nerves, helping to relieve stress.
Studies show that tigernuts contain a good quantity of vitamins such as vitamin B1 and magnesium “which assists in balancing the central nervous system and helps to encourage the body to adapt to stress.”
Vitamin B plays a crucial role in how well we respond to stress. A good intake of Vitamin B helps the functioning of important hormones such as serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine. It also provides our bodies with energy during increased times of stress.
Magnesium is a vital mineral to assist stress management. Our muscles and nerves require magnesium to relax. When our bodies are lacking in magnesium, a stress response is activated, causing tension and irritability.
With only 100 grams of tiger nuts, your body gets 13% to 17% of the daily recommended dose of magnesium.
In need of a daily chill pill? Incorporate a handful of tigernuts a day to help get your dose of nutrients to naturally relieve stress, helping you unwind and take it easy.