Modern day life is taxing our adrenal glands in unprecedented ways, and many Americans are unknowingly walking around with sluggish, unhealthy adrenal function.
Adrenal fatigue is a condition where your body and adrenal glands can’t keep up with the tremendous amount of daily stress many people experience. Wellness practitioners believe that an episode of acute stress or prolonged, chronic stress can cause adrenal glands to become overloaded and ineffective.
What’s the first way to fix it? Start eating nourishing adrenal foods. Here are some of my favorite foods to get your adrenals back on track.
Shiitake mushrooms. Shiitake mushrooms are a great source of B vitamins, which is important because millions of Americans are B-vitamin deficient. Shiitake mushrooms also help support adrenal function and turn nutrients from food into useable energy. They also help balance hormones naturally and break through the brain fog.
Millions of Americans come up short on one or more of the B vitamins, and that causes energy slumps, unhealthy blood cell and adrenal effects, and foggy thinking. Adding shiitake mushrooms to your diet can give you the extra boost of B vitamins that you need to avoid a deficiency. (1)
Seaweed. Seaweed contains iodine along with other minerals that can support the adrenal glands and help normalize elevated adrenal secretion. (2)
Adaptogen herbs. These unique healing plants promote hormone balance while helping to protect you from stress-related diseases. Some of the go-to herbs to support adrenal function include ashwagandha, medicinal mushrooms, rhodiola and holy basil. (3)
Coconut products. Coconuts rank as one of the best foods to hear adrenal fatigue. If someone is living in adrenal fatigue, the glands often increase in weight. According to Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine, coconut oil’s anti-stress and antioxidant effects help reduce the weight of the adrenal glands, showcasing its ability to help heal adrenal fatigue. (4)