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August 17, 2010

Food – An Antidote to Stress

Filed under: Uncategorized — Candace @ 6:00 pm

The biggest health disorder in the USA is stress, which leads to various more serious conditions. To relieve stress all you need to do is eat nutritious food, and do breathing exercises.

Avoid Caffeine! Coffee, tea, chocolate, and soda are all sources of caffeine. Consuming caffeine causes more adrenaline and thus more stress. Caffeine does improve your attentiveness, and increase activity in the muscles, nervous system, and heart. An overdose of caffeine has the same impact as stress would. It is thought that caffeine is linked to hypertension and high cholesterol.

Fish Fish are full of vitamin B6 and B12, both are helpful to keep stress levels down. If a person have a lack of vitamin B12 they are more likely to suffer from depression.

Broccoli – More B vitamins are found in broccoli, as well as folic acid. Folic acid relieves stress and anxiety, panic and depression.

Whole grain – Carbohydrates boost the level of serotonin in your body (the hormone that calms you). Carbs from white bread and pastas will give you a temporary boost, and then a crash while complex carbs take longer to digest and give you a happier sensation

Sushi – Not only do you have the B vitamins from the fish, but also you have the seaweed in the rolls which has magnesium, pantothenic acid, and vitamin B2. All three of these supplements are helpful in reducing stress.

On top of the B vitamins, milk also provides antioxidants that help destroy radicals which are associated with stress.

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