Vitamins and Minerals Can Help Cope with Stress

Daily Press – Knowing that stress is acknowledged to be causal or contributory in 90 to 95 percent of all disease, it is important to do whatever we can to lessen the effects of stress on our bodies.

Stress and food are related. A nutritional deficit can cause the body stress. However, eating a balanced diet with the right vitamins and minerals helps to fight illnesses and helps us to face everyday stress and pressures.

Magnesium is the most critical mineral of all for coping with stress. Stress-related diseases, like heart attacks and high blood pressure, are often accompanied by magnesium deficiency.

It is best to have your vitamin D3 level checked regularly and take supplements if necessary. Increasingly, research is revealing the importance of vitamin D in protecting against a host of health problems.

The vitamin B group protects the nervous system and soothes the body and mind, combating anxiety, irritability, tension and insomnia. B5 is essential for fighting chronic stress and vitamin B6 aids in the function of a healthy nervous system which, when unbalanced, can produce nervousness, depression, insomnia, mental confusion and irritability…

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