Foods That Fight Stress – Juicing Can Help

Its common for people to overeat if they’re tired, bored or depressed. But frequenting the kitchen or raiding the fridge may be beneficial after all if you select the right foods.

avocado - foods that reduce stress

In the same way that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, authorities found that some foods can change your mood and help you say goodbye to stress. To understand a little more about what I’m saying, here’s a brief guide to popular foods that can add zest to your life:

Avocado – this delicious fruit contains monounsaturated fat and potassium to reduce high blood pressure. Monounsaturated fat also makes brain receptors respond well to mood-enhancing serotonin. Take half an avocado a day to fight stress. Blend the avacado fruit and add it to one of your healthy juices.

Oatmeal – a bowl of oatmeal can help you conquer the trials of the day. The reason? When you take carbohydrates, your body brings the amino acid tryptophan to the brain to create serotonin, a neurotransmitter that relaxes you and helps you fight stress. This is why dieters who don’t take starches often get angry, tense, and depressed. But don’t just feast on glazed doughnuts. Pick fiber-rich carbs like whole-wheat pasta or beans. Your body will digest these foods slowly and serotonin will flow steadily.

Pistachios – is stress driving you nuts? Consume a handful of these nuts to fight stress. Pistachios have fiber, antioxidants, and unsaturated fatty acids that lower blood pressure. A study revealed that consuming only 1-1/2 ounces of these nuts lowered stress in people undertaking a maths test.

Milk – a warm glass of milk will help you sleep and has enough protein to decrease anxiety and frustration. Researchers said that the calcium in milk also calms muscles and keeps your blood pressure at healthy levels. So before you hit the sack, make it a habit to drink warm milk with cocoa powder and a natural sweetener. This will greatly reduce stress. Or you can add milk to a smoothie made from delicious fruits.

 

 

23. September 2010 by Melanie Munn
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