A Guide to Native Stress-fighting Superfoods
Stress is a natural reaction to life’s experiences and designed to protect you in times of crisis. But with a busy lifestyle, the little things like sitting in traffic, running late, or organising the family can cause build-ups of stress and when this happens day after day, it could put your health at serious risk.
Health risks linked to stress include headaches, heartburn, depression, trouble sleeping, weak immune system, high blood sugar and high blood pressure increases the risk of a heart attack.
But when you’ve been racing around trying to fulfil life’s little tasks and a co-worker pops over and says you look tired or you should “work on your breathing” it probably makes you cringe as you nod politely but know that life doesn’t stop for you to catch a breath.
But there are some simple changes you can make that might ease stress and invigorate your health with the addition of some powerful bush foods.
Stress can make it difficult for the mind to relax and fall asleep, leading to fatigue the next day that makes you less productive and can cause further stress. Getting a quality sleep should be highly valued as it impacts on your daily life.
The Roogenic Native Relaxation Tea uses organic and wild-harvested ingredients from the Australian bush to bring you an authentic experience of Indigenous ‘dreaming tea’. It uses a combination of nine ingredients including five native bush plants crafted to achieve a more quality and consistent sleep.
The native plants have been traditionally used by Indigenous Australians to relax the mind, calm the nervous system, and ease inflammation in joints and muscles. This can guide you into a deeper sleep, allowing you to wake up more revitalised and leave your stress in the past.
Oxidative stress can also cause strain on the body and this occurs when you have an imbalance of free radicals which are highly volatile and can be harmful to the body. Antioxidants help to fight these free radicals and return balance.
Aniseed Myrtle is a native Australian plant packed full of antioxidants, as well as containing lutein, folate, vitamin E and vitamin C, making it an exceptional superfood for protecting against oxidative stress!
The leaf is in our Native Relaxation Tea and has an aniseed flavour and aroma, excellent for hot teas, iced tea (can be a healthy water alternative), and even experiment with dressings, bliss balls, or healthy breakfast biscuits.
Diet has a proven link to stress and often creates cravings for high-sugar and fat, creating further stress and a vicious cycle.
These unhealthy choices can create mood swings and fatigue making it more difficult to achieve daily tasks and increasing stress. But when the cravings hit, reach for a healthy option, and some Australian superfoods that can restore balance in your daily life.