Stress-Busting Foods

Food
Tuesday, 8 January, 2019

What usually makes you stressed out?

Exams?
Workload?
Deadlines?
Relationships?
Budget Management?

Life is indeed stressful, it is one’s ability to overcome that helps him/her stay happy. Most of the people reach out to caffeine as their saviour but, it just creates a perception of feeling better. Whereas eating healthy can actually offer stress relief in the long run.

Below are some of the best stress relievers you can include in the daily diet.

Green leafy vegetables:
It is obvious to grab a cup of tea/coffee as a stress buster, but preferring leafy vegetables at lunch actually benefits as they contain folate which releases dopamine, a pleasure-inducing chemical. Green leafy vegetables also rich in magnesium regulates cortisol levels and helps our mind relax.

Nuts:
What snack do you crave to fight stress? For most of us, it is chocolates, junk foods, etc. But including nuts in your snack relieves your stress with extra health benefits.

Groundnuts:
Refills Vitamin-B required for the body to emit neurotransmitters subject to happiness.

Pistachios:
Rich in potassium lowers blood pressure and improves heart health when in stress.

Cashews:
Packs zinc, a mineral that helps recover from anxiety.

Milk:
What is the food item you think of when you are stressed out?
A sip of tea or coffee!
For some, it is soft drinks.
Beverages are everyone's choice to suppress mental stress, among which milk gives significant results. It is a good source of Vitamin D, a nutrient helpful to boost happiness. Potassium a mineral present in milk relieves muscle cramps due to stress.

Oatmeal:
Stress causes blood sugar to rise in the body, and we know carbohydrates are responsible for this as well. So how efficient is an oatmeal as a stress buster?
Oats contain complex carbs (does not affect blood sugar level) that help the brain to produce serotonin, a chemical regulated by antidepressants. Now, you know why people love Oats!


What you eat reflects your brain activity as well. Therefore, add these stress-busting grocery items in your diet to avoid being prone to a stressed life.

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