You will know from the previous post that diet for adrenal fatigue must include good quality meats and good quality fats. However, to prevent problems related to consumption of animal products a smart adrenal diet must contain sufficient amount of detoxifying foods.
If you are suffering from adrenal fatigue and want to finally enjoy good energy throughout the day, you need to realize that you will have to prepare meals at home.
Stop hoping that takeouts and good energy somehow will go together, they don’t and they never will. Diet for adrenal fatigue is very specific, it must include large amounts of nutrient-dense foods and have well-thought out proportions of specific macro-nutrients. No restaurant or take out place will be able to accommodate such needs.
To reduce signs of adrenal fatigue, follow dietary rules from the previous post and include additional tips from the list below.
Diet for adrenal fatigue must consider digestive capacity
Including a fatty cut of steak or a 3-whole egg omelet in your diet is not difficult, however digesting it may present a challenge to many. If your stomach or liver are not prepared to handle a sudden increase in proteins or fats you need to help yourself with foods that improve digestion.
Digestion-improving foods for adrenal fatigue
Below is a short list of foods that help digesting proteins and fats. These foods either increase stomach or liver output or make digestion smoother.
- Dandelion leaves – liver detoxifier, bitterness increases output of digestive juices
- Beet leaves – liver tonic, helps improve digestion
- Apples – improve liver function, improve bile flow
- Apple cider vinegar – increases stomach acidity for better protein digestion
- Artichokes – improves bile flow, improves fat digestion
- Turmeric – strong liver detoxifier, increases bile flow, strong antioxidant
- Lemons – increase stomach acidity and emulsifies fat
- Cinnamon – prevents formation of gas
- Peppermint tea – great for gas and gallbladder stagnation
- Ginger – prevents and relieves heartburn, improves digestion of fats and proteins
Use the above as spices in food, as teas after and in-between meals, as snacks, appetizers or condiments with meals. They are all digestion and adrenal friendly, but remember to use organics whenever possible. Especially apples and green leaves are highly sprayed with chemicals. Your adrenals do not need any additional health interrupters.
Detoxification-supporting foods for adrenal fatigue
Fats and proteins need to be detoxified. One of the biggest contributors to chronic diseases today is lack of understanding of food detoxifying rules.
If you are eating fats and proteins you must include at least four cups of fibrous vegetables in your daily diet. Fiber in vegetables will carry excess dietary fat out of your body, regulate blood cholesterol, increase toxin elimination, prevent colon cancer, improve digestive flora and contribute to weight regulation. Fibrous vegetables are also a great aid in blood sugar stabilization, exactly what your adrenals need.
Below is a short list of most useful foods for adrenal fatigue that carry the highest amount of detoxifying soluble fiber:
- Brussels’s sprouts
Don’t forget Vit C in your adrenal diet
Adrenals need lots of vitamin C. Fresh fruits and vegetables are the best natural sources of that vitamin.
The richest in vit C veggies are:
- green peppers,
- dark leafy greens,
- cauliflower, and
- Brussels sprouts.
Among fruits highest in vit C are:
- papayas, and
Include these in your daily menu. If, despite all those vitamin C foods and supplements you are still cold and sneezing it is time to take a closer look at the low immune system causes .
Here is a suggested menu for adrenal diet
Breakfast: a few over-easy eggs fried in butter and a kiwi or an apple
Snack: ½ cup coconut milk (full-fat, no sugar) strawberry smoothie
Lunch: 2 cups of creamy cabbage soup
Dinner: 2 cups of broccoli with butter/cheese sauce, a very small fatty steak and half a cup of tomato juice
Adrenal diet does not have to be boring or blah. Use the above menu suggestion only as a guide. Find your own style. Absolutely avoid vegetable oils including corn and canola. Avoid fruit juices and sugary snacks. Say no to junk: that includes your store-bought baked chips and “zero almonds” almond milk Take responsibility for your own health and focus on mastering the rules of diet for adrenal fatigue so your life feels like fun and not like a drag any more. To test your adrenals use this link. For other health tests visit Our STORE.
In case you missed part one of diet for adrenal fatigue – here is the link