In this video we discuss how food can cause stress. Here are the main ways that food can cause stress in the body.

Proteins-Gluten and Casein
-There are certain proteins present in foods like gluten (in wheat, barley, and rye) and casein in dairy that can lead to chronic and systemic inflammation.

Carbs-Excess, FODMAPS, Sugar
-Excess carbohydrates, the norm today, leads to chronic blood sugar imbalances and potentially dysbiosis in the gut.
-FODMAPs, are fermentable carbohydrates present in foods like wheat, legumes, apples, and artichokes, among others that can lead to digestive upset
-Sugar in excess, which is the norm today, has no positive health benefits and leads to blood sugar imbalances, cravings, and dysbiosis.

Fats-Omega 6 vs. Omega 3
-As a rule most people don't get enough Omega-3 fats, which are generally anti-inflammatory.
-Generally, most people get way too many Omega-6 fats, which are generally pro-inflammatory from industrial seed oils, grains, and processed foods.

-If you are deficient in certain vitamins and minerals that is a stress on the body that can lead to stress on the body that leads to cravings

Food Additives-Colorings, Preservatives, Artificial Sweetners
-These are linked to ADD, hyperactivity, and excess cravings.

Food Habits-Reward/Punishment
-Using food as reward or punishment or as an emotional comfort is a big source of stress.

What's the upshot of all this? Eat as much whole, unprocessed foods in favor of real whole food will tend to help with overall stress levels.

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