Reduce Stress with Food

We are living in a day in age where experiencing stress on a daily basis is inevitable. Kids in school are stressed about studies, per pressure and social acceptance. College students are anxious about their career and future and adults about work and family. No matter what age group or social group you belong to life will bring along its fair share of anxiety and we need to face it head on.

While it is the general belief that stress leads to binge eating, the idea should be to eat the right foods that will help rather than harm. When you are stress out your organs are working overtime which leads to a risk of high blood pressure or even heart attacks. In this case eating the fast foods and those high in sugar are not going to help you at all.

Try eating nuts and berries when you are stressed out. Raisins, almonds, walnuts, and pistachios are high in Vitamin E. If you are not a big fan of them you can blend them in a smoothie or add them in your sandwich in the butter form. Peanut butter is an all time favorite of most people.

Drinking warm milk claims to take care of insomnia and restlessness. A glass of milk also takes care of cramps and PMS related issues.

Popeye the sailor man ate a can of spinach to fight off his enemies. But he did not highlight the benefits of it on your stress levels. The magnesium present in spinach reduces your stress levels. Not getting enough of it triggers headaches and in severe cases migraine.

Omega 3 fatty acids are the enemies of stress and fish like salmon are high in this omega 3. It also protects against heart diseases. If you are not particularly a fish eater, you can get your dose of omega 3 acids from poultry products like eggs, yogurt and milk and milk products. Soy is high in omega 3 content as well.

Carbohydrates produce serotonin that helps to relax the brain chemicals. Oatmeal is high in carbohydrates so grab a bowl of it every morning in your breakfast.