Foods to Prevent Adrenal Fatigue


Adrenal fatigue: what is it and how can you prevent it? Adrenal fatigue, or hypoadrenia, occurs when you’re overstressed and your adrenal glands are exhausted and unable to do their job properly. Now, you might be asking yourself, what are adrenal glands? As the name states, they are glands found above the kidney, that produce a variety of hormones that help regulate your blood pressure, heart rate, immune system, how your body uses food, and other tasks specifically dealing with stress reactions.

As the name suggests, fatigue is the most common symptom for adrenal fatigue. If you find yourself energized at night, not handling stress well, with a weakening immune system, craving salty food, or having trouble getting up in the mornings despite a long sleep, you might be suffering from adrenal fatigue. A very simple way to prevent adrenal fatigue is to eat!

  • Apples
  • Pears
  • Plums
  • Kiwis
  • Mangoes
  • Papayas
  • Cherries
  • Grapes
  • Broccoli
  • Spinach
  • Beets
  • Carrots
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Bone broth
  • Seaweed
  • Sea vegetables
  • Whole grains
  • Unrefined grains
  • Soaked raw nuts

There are always positives and negatives, the same can be said about this. These are foods that you should avoid to prevent adrenal fatigue.

  • Bananas
  • Grapefruits
  • Oranges
  • Raisins
  • Dried figs
  • White rice
  • Pasta
  • Sugar
  • Coffee
  • Deep fried foods

Some other symptoms of adrenal fatigue are joint pain, loss of muscle tone, and lower back pain. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, a NJ pain management specialist can help you determine if you have adrenal fatigue. Contact an orthopedic specialist today to request an appointment at the Advanced Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Institute.