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5 COMFORT FOODS TO HELP ALLEVIATE STRESS…

Do you feel stressed all the time? Next time when you feel the anxiety and pressure mounting, have a look at your plate. The foods you eat daily have a significant impact on our health. Particular foods can be a great stress reliever. Do not waste any more time wondering; read the below points to know which food can help you have a healthier body, a calmer mind, and a better life.

Dark Chocolate…

If you long for having chocolate when you feel you are on the brink of an emotional outburst, have a little bit of it. A study in the Journal of Proteome Research showed individuals who ate the corresponding amount of an average-size chocolate bar (around 1.4 ounces) every day for a fortnight had lesser cortisol and combat or escape hormone intensities. To reap the feel-better rewards, select chocolate bars that’s a minimum of 70 percent cocoa. And think of dark chocolate as a high-calorie diet, so be aware of your number of slices you are having in a day.

A health-conscious decision to have dark chocolate in a controlled amount will decrease your body’s stress level. It will also release antioxidants in the body that can soothe blood vessels’ partitions in your body. As a result, it will decrease high blood pressure and improve the transmission of blood throughout the body. For a superior indulgence, you can also bake yummy dark chocolate brownies using cocoa. It will be healthy as it is home-made, pure ingredients, and contain less fat if you use fat-free butter and other healthy ingredients.

CBD products…

Studies show that CBD has substantial health benefits. It reduces pain and inflammation, decreases stress and worry, and induces better sleep quality in individuals. Because of its rising popularity, you can find cannabis in various products. It is used to make beauty products for food items like Magic Mushrooms. They are a good way of consuming CBD or other forms of cannabis in food. Weed gummies induce better sleep by releasing the sleep hormone in the body. It can comfort the body and mind. Try having some regularly to feel the difference in your mood. But remember to keep intake in check to avoid overindulging.

Strawberries…

It turns out, this dominant antioxidant can increase your immune system and reduce stress. It increases the levels of Vitamin C in the body. Vitamin C reduces stress and anxiety levels. But before you reach for appendages, contemplate eating more Vitamin C rich diets, such as including strawberries in your breakfast cereal. Although all citrus fruits are a good source of Vitamin C. Strawberries have even a higher percentage of Vitamin C than an orange.

When scientists studying post-traumatic stress disorder fed mice a diet rich in strawberries, they established that serotonin levels in the brain amplified, signifying that strawberries might positively affect tension and anxiety. Also, CNN newsinforms that the antioxidants and phytonutrients present in strawberries can benefit to progress your body’s answer to stress and combat tension, causing activists in the body.

It is not a hidden fact that all green vegetables and fruit are good for your health. Leafy greens vegetables such as spinach are overloaded with immunity increasing Vitamin C. It benefits you to store more iron in your body too. Additionally, spinach has the strength of Potassium, Calcium, and Magnesium. This trio works with each other to reduce blood pressure as well as diminish stress.

Oatmeal…

Carbohydrates can get you fat, but it is a fact that the body cannot function without carbohydrates. Having a good amount of carbohydrates is required for your body and proper brain functioning. Eating whole carbohydrates raises the intensities of serotonin. Serotonin is a hormone that regulates temper and anxiety in our body. 

So when those carbohydrate longings strike, have a bowl of oatmeal with milk or yogurt. Oatmeal is an excellent food to decrease stress as it’s filled with fiber, which means slower digestion and even out blood sugar level in the body. Since low blood sugar levels and low blood pressure raise irritation levels, this, in turn, increases anxiety and tension. Hence, a bowl of oatmeal or a glass of oatmeal smoothie will keep sugar and pressure in check, thereby alleviating stress.

Conclusion…

When you are stressed out, your body releases more quantities of stress hormones. In the fight-or-flight mode, people often make serious mistakes, which they later repent. Hence, a change or addition of a few food items every day can change your life forever. It will not only keep your stress levels low but also give you a healthier body. Immunity levels will be high, and diseases like diabetes, hypertension will reduce. So pick up these food items next time you shop to have a stress free day.

Reference1. Psycom, 2. Netmeds, 3. Healthline

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