Stress Management Food Choices for the Busy Professional

Stress Management Food Choices for the Busy Professional

As a busy professional stress is definitely part of the week. In my opinion it is not about finding a life that has no stress... it is all about understanding stress management and what that means for you. Stress management is extremely important for the busy professional as it determines mood, productivity, energy and confidence. 

Did you know stress management can begin with your food choices? Once you have the knowledge on WHAT you should be choosing this will change your outlook on so many meals! Certain food can increase certain chemicals in the body to promote stress management: 

- Boost levels of serotonin  (calming brain chemical)

- Decrease levels of cortisol and adrenaline (your stress hormones) 

 

Here are my top choices for stress management food choices for the busy professional:

 

1. Whole grains such as RICE, QUINOA and OATMEAL. Did you know that all carbohydrates tell the...

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Health VS Productivity : Your New Business Strategy

As an entrepreneur the work NEVER stops. Partially this is due to my brain always wanting to develop more, see more, connect more and see the success that I have already envisioned.

The connection between health and my success is something that I can't even joke about. It is AMAZING what I can accomplish when I fuel myself properly, get good sleep and stay hydrated. It got me thinking... 

Was this connection just me ? Or is there some correlative science to this success. To my suprise numerous studies have been done connecting health to productivity to $$$.

 

The way I see it is the body is AMAZING. You can treat it however you like and you may be able to accomplish certain goals each month/ year. So what happens when you LEVEL UP your health? The sky's the limit. 

Studies have shown that when health is made a priority in the workplace: "health-related productivity costs were more than four times greater than medical and pharmacy costs"(1)

Others...

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So What’s the Truth Behind Buying “Organic”?

This is an ongoing popular topic. The Question: Should we buy organic, or not? Many people have the assumption that organic is a waste of money or think it’s just too expensive. Then there are the people who will only buy organic fruits and vegetables. So what’s the truth about organic? Let’s dig deeper on the meaning of “organic”.

What does organic mean?

The definition of organic is “relating to or derived from living matter”. In terms of food, organic generally means the farming that avoids the use of man-made fertilizers, any use of pesticides, antibiotics and growth hormones in livestock, feed additives, and no GMOs (genetically modified organisms). 

However, organic can mean different things depending on the country - the term ORGANIC may not even be regulated. Fortunately, Canada has very strict guidelines and regulations on what can be labelled as “Organic”.

 

Organic farming in Canada...

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How to. Make Healthy Hot Cocoa

There is nothing better than a warm cup of hot cocoa on a winter day – especially leading up to the holidays! While this beverage can be enjoyed while gift shopping, on long wintery walks or just sitting by the fire it also packs a serious calorie and sugar punch. The following are some of the most popular hot chocolate beverages that are consumed this time of year:

 

Tim Horton’s Medium Hot Chocolate: 300 calories with 49 grams sugar (that’s over 12 teaspoons!)

 

Starbucks Grande Peppermint Hot Chocolate: 420 calories with 61 grams sugar (that’s over 15 teaspoons!)

 

McDonalds Deluxe Medium Hot Chocolate: 400 calories with 55 grams sugar (that’s over 13 teaspoons!)

 

Nestle Hot Chocolate Mix with Milk: 325 calories with 21 grams sugar (that’s over 5 teaspoons!)

 

Too much sugar consumption ultimately means too much energy for your body to handle. The excess, unused energy will be stored as fat for “later”....

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