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Foods to eat for adrenal fatigue

Updated April 17, 2017

If you are experiencing symptoms of adrenal fatigue, then you are probably battling extreme exhaustion, insomnia, strong carbohydrate cravings, allergies and light and noise sensitivity. Although you should strictly adhere to your doctor's treatment plan, you can follow the recommended adrenal fatigue support dietary plan to help you better manage your symptoms.

Fruit

Go lightly on your fruit consumption. Fruits contain high amounts of potassium and fructose, which are unfavourable to your already exhausted adrenal glands. When you do eat fruit, eat organically grown grapes, plums, cherries, papaya, kiwi, apples, mango and pears. Avoid figs, dates, raisins, bananas, grapefruit and oranges.

Vegetables

Incorporate six to eight servings of a wide variety of vegetables into your daily eating regimen. You will want to include many foods that are naturally richly coloured, such as avocados, olives, seaweed, kelp, celery, zucchini and green beans.

Include the Taz adrenal support recovery soup into your diet. This soup, from Dolores S. Downey, has been proven to increase energy in adrenal fatigue sufferers.

Combine one medium onion, one sliced zucchini, one cup chopped celery, one cup chicken broth, one cup tomato juice, one pound green beans, one cup spring water, two tablespoons raw honey and one teaspoon paprika in a large pot. Simmer the soup for one hour or until vegetables are tender. You can season the soup with pepper, if desired.

Protein

You will want to build up your adrenal glands with premium-quality fish, poultry, red meat, eggs and dairy products and avoid processed and packaged cheese and meat products. Chicken, turkey and fatty fish such as wild-caught salmon are considered to be superior adrenal fatigue foods. Nuts and seeds, such as almonds, walnuts, sunflower and pumpkin seeds, and legumes, are also very beneficial supporting protein sources for this condition.

Salt

Surprisingly, some adrenal fatigue symptoms are caused because of a lack of salt in the body. Therefore, if you do not have high blood pressure, you should add Celtic or sea salt to your diet to help you combat adrenal fatigue. However, you should not over salt your food to fulfil this need. You will want to exercise only a moderate salt increase.

Food Combining

You should combine meals that contain protein, complex carbohydrates and fat to ensure that you will be provided with a level energy stream throughout the day. For example, a small meal of wild-caught salmon, baked sweet potatoes and raw avocado salad would be an appropriately combined meal for adrenal fatigue support.

Water

You will want to be sure to drink at least eight glasses of filtered or spring water throughout the day. You can also drink non-caffeinated herbal teas and fresh vegetables juices, but avoid soft drinks, coffee, alcohol and fruit juices.

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