5 Healthy Foods That Calm & De-Stress
With the fast paced lives we live now, most of us are dealing with stress. Stress can greatly impact your health, your thoughts, feelings and behavior. Recognizing common stress factors can give you a "heads up" on managing them. But if left unchecked, stress can contribute to high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and diabetes.
So I would like to give you some tips that will be simples adjustments to your lifestyle and help you "kick-out" the stress!
1. Snack on a handful of nuts
These are packed with magnesium, which can help keep cortisol levels low. Nuts are high in calories, so if you're watching your weight, keep to a small handful a day
Broccoli has folic acid, which aids in stress reduction
Omega-3 fatty acids help brain cells to function more collaboratively, equipping you to deal with stress effectively.
4. Dark Chocolate
Can I hear all the ladies in the house say...YA! This is by far the most potent endorphin-producing food on hearth. Be sure to look for cocoa content of 70% or more.
5. Drink green tea
Green tea is packed with theanine, which increases the brains output of relaxation-inducing alpha waves and reduces the output of tension- making beta waves.