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Stress and Nutrition

Stress is the body’s natural response to a threat. Whether the stressful situation is physical or psychological, the body undergoes a dramatic reaction that readies it for “fight or flight” from the danger. A flood of hormones enters the bloodstream and blood pressure rises. Proteins are quickly converted to sugars to provide readily accessible energy which may give us a surge of unusual strength. This stress response was critical thousands of years ago for the […]