Increased stress is a slow poison for your health. Stress is a way for the body to kick or initiate certain responses in our body and as part and parcel of life, you must learn to manage it. Based on specific symptoms, stress can be differentiated into – acute stress, episodic acute stress, and chronic stress.Stress is a way for the body to trigger your fight-or-flight mode in times of duress.More often the daily hassles of life can trigger the rise of cortisol levels in our body. Cortisol causes food cravings which mean you tend to eat more unhealthy food and put weight.
So today we are talking about ‘calming food’. When I say calming food I don’t mean comfort food. I am also talking in terms of nutrition, healthy intake and reliable source of energy that reduce stress.
Asparagus – They are high in folate, which is essential to keep your nerves cool.
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Avocados – A single serving gives you plenty of B vitamins, which helps to keep the nerve and blood cells healthy.
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Berries – Blueberries have highest levels anthocyanin, an antioxidant linked to all kinds of positive health effects, including sharper cognition.
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Cashews – A delicious combo of protein and fat that are also a good source of zinc. Low levels of zinc have been linked to both anxiety and depression.
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Chamomile tea – According to University of Maryland Medical Center, there is evidence that Chamomile tea not only calms nerves but also promotes goodnights sleep.
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Chocolate – It is a healthy treat full of antioxidants that boost mood and tops the list for most heart-healthy food.
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Garlic – It is jam-packed with powerful antioxidants that neutralize free radicals preventing damage caused by free radicals over time.
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