Stress

Stress can have as serious an impact on high cholesterol as poor diet or lack of exercise. Understand how and learn tips to get a heart healthy handle on stress.

Stress aggravates diabetes. Stress raises blood sugar levels, activates fat cells, impairs glucose tolerance, increases insulin resistance and impacts blood pressure.

As a short term emotion, guilt can be adaptive and induce positive change. However feeling guilty all the time – chronic guilt – can lead to chronic stress. Anything that stresses your body over a long period of time will increase your blood pressure. So how do you cut the guilt?

We deal with stress on a daily basis. So we’ve compiled a list of clean and simple foods that help you fight away that stress. Try incorporating more of these foods in your diet and try our simple swaps!

Shopping to cope with stress can actually help you live a healthier life by making sure that your blood pressure (and therefore your heart health) is in check!