Monday, June 17, 2013

Stress Relieving Foods

Vitamin C - In animal studies, rats given vitamin C had significantly reduced cortisol secretion than those given no vitamin C when exposed to stress. Vitamin C is found in fruits and vegetables such as citrus fruits, bell peppers, and broccoli. •Black tea - Consumed black tea regularly helps reduced post stress cortisol. •Crunchy foods - Stress eaters often go for crunchy foods because the force used to chew them relieves tension in the jaw, a place where we often build up stress. Instead of chips or candy, choose carrots, celery, bell peppers, apples, or any frozen fruit like grapes or blueberries. Besides containing an array of vitamins and minerals, these foods contain water and fiber, which will fill you up quickly.
Omega 3's - These fatty acids are very important for proper brain chemistry, physiology, and functioning. Omega 3's can be found in salmon, trout, herring, soybean oil, canola oil, and nuts. Exercise and Healthy Eating - on the way to a Healthy You

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