Lots of fruits and vegetables, healthy, whole grain carbs, lots of lean protein… it makes up a healthy diet, unless you’re under stress. In a study on mice, stress caused their gut bacteria to change, so that they treated even healthy food like high-fat foods.
There’s a lot of health information in that one result to unpack, and there’s even a twist to it: it was only female mice who were affected!
Start with the root cause, the stress. If the stress is external, sit down and figure out what you can control, and what you can’t. Let go of what you can’t, and focus instead on solutions. Exercise, meditation, therapy, or other lifestyle changes can help with stress, too.
If it’s just general anxiety, try a little support like D.S.A. MGRx. If stress, anxiety, or depression plague you, it’s herbal and nutritional support that helps with getting back to normal. D.S.A. MGRx makes it easy for most people to tell when you need a little more, or when you need a little less, with no addicting or withdrawal symptoms.
If you’re feeling stressed, watch what, and how much, you eat a little more closely. According to the study, everything you eat is going to be a bit like junk food. Healthy is still important, but moderation even more so.
Finally, work to support your gut, too. Whether you’re currently stressed or not, having a healthy gut colony may help in times of stress, and with other health issues, too, like weight, mood, heart health, and even things like breast health. Help replenish your healthy bacteria with a probiotic like Flora MGR.
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