Foods Against Stress – The 16 Best Foods to Eat When You’re Stressed Out

Sometimes, to fight stress just need to choose the right foods. If you seem to have lost control and Everything  goes wrong, breathe deeply, and select any of the food placed on this list:

mixOranges
Vitamin C that is found in oranges,and in other citrus fruits,will help you to survive stressful business presentations or job interviews because this vitamin  can reduce blood pressure and lead to a faster return to normal of the level of stress hormones.Therefore it would be a great day if we make fresh orange juice or eat as the snack this fruit.

Bananas 
Stress speeds up the metabolism, which in turn causes depletion of stocks of potassium, which is a key source of energy. Keep bananas, rich in potassium on your desk as the first aid in stressful situations.

Carrots 
Under the stress sometimes jaw tighten and therefore a good idea to nibbling something that will help you get rid of unpleasant muscle tension. The healthiest option of all snacks is fresh carrots.

Almonds
Besides being full of vitamin E – which is great for stimulating the immune system, almonds also contain B vitamins which can help the body to cope with stress and anxiety.

Spinach
This vegetable contains magnesium, which helps reduce stress, relax the body and prevents headaches.

Oatmeal with Cinnamon and Honey
A hot, hearty bowl of oats delivers that yummy carb-y experience and bumps up your feel-good hormone serotonin. And because it’s also packed with slow-to-digest fiber, it won’t cause an inconsistent spike in blood sugar levels like some other foods do. Add cinnamon (shown to ease frustration) and a teaspoon of honey (satisfies a sweet tooth and boosts immunity). Opt for the cleanest oatmeal option you can buy.

Smoothies
Get your caffeine fix by blending java with soymilk (the folate it contains may boost serotonin levels), unsweetened cocoa powder (cue the dopamine, as with coffee), and a ripe banana (potassium lowers blood pressure).

Nuts and Seeds
Grab a combo of pistachios, cashews, almonds, walnuts, and pumpkin seeds for a powerhouse package of fiber, antioxidants, and unsaturated fatty acids, all of which lower blood pressure. In one study, pistachios blunted the effects of anxiety in people taking a math test. Omega-3 essential fatty acids in walnuts have been linked to reduced rates of depression, the selenium in cashews and almonds has been shown to elevate mood, and tryptophan in pumpkin seeds may help the brain make serotonin. Just stick to one handful.

Sweet Potatoes
They’re sweet, delicious, and packed with nutrients—including optimism-boosting carotenoids and fiber (it’s also low on the Glycemic Index). “You’ll get the carby, sweet sensation without the blood-sugar spike,” says Ramsey. Make the most of your sweet spuds with more than 200 sweet potato recipes.

Yogurt with Berries
Find the creaminess you desire in plain low-fat Greek yogurt. It’s a great source of energizing protein and calcium, which your body needs to release feel-good neurotransmitters. Add fresh berries for sweetness and a mega-dose of stress-busting antioxidants and immunity-boosting vitamin C.

Vegetable Curry
Cozy up to a bowl of spicy Indian food and two things happen. When your brain detects capsaicin—the molecule in chili peppers—it releases endorphins to calm things down. And curcumin (curry) actually shields key parts of the brain against the effects of stress, per recent research. Add spinach for a hit of magnesium, which has been shown to ease tension headaches.

Green Tea
A 2011 study linked L-theanine—the amino acid in green tea—with feeling cooler under pressure. The green stuff also comes with a jolt of caffeine, so you’ll enjoy a focused calm. Check out these five pretty spectacular reasons to drink more green tea.

Guacamole with Carrots
Creamy avocado is high in monounsaturated fat and potassium, which lowers blood pressure, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Monounsaturated fat also helps keep receptors in the brain sensitive to serotonin. With raw carrots, the simple act of crunching is a satisfying stress stopper.

Wine
Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant, so it will lower your blood pressure and take the edge off your tension. With vino, you’ll also get some healthful flavonoids and antioxidants. Just sip slowly, stick to one glass, and enjoy the conversation.


via:healthyfoodteam.com
womenshealthmag.com

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