10 Organic foods that can reduce your stress
Posted: Dec 30, 2015
Organic foods that help reduce stress and
keep you feeling focused and balanced.
Avocados are a treasure-trove of stress-relieving B Vitamins; they also contain monounsaturated fat and potassium, which help lower blood pressure. Vitamin B boosts nerve and brain cell health; studies show that anxiety can be caused by B Vitamin deficiency. Glutathione, a substance that specifically blocks intestinal absorption of certain fats which can cause oxidative damage, is present in abundance in avocados, along with Beta-Carotene, Lutein, Vitamin E, Vitamin B and Folate.
Low levels of folic acid have been attributed to depression; asparagus is super-rich in folic acid, so much so that a single cup can provide two-third of your daily
folic acid requirement. You can incorporate asparagus into almost any meal – add some to your breakfast omelette or steam it with some poultry or fish. You can also enjoy some steamed spears of asparagus with a dip of your choice.
Rich in antioxidants, Vitamins B2 and B12, calcium and protein, a glass of warm milk is an age-old remedy for insomnia. Milk is also high in the protein Lactium, which
is known to have a calming or soothing effect due to its ability to lower blood pressure. The potassium in milk is known to help relieve muscle spasms that are triggered by physical tensing.
Enjoy a daily helping of a handful of almonds to keep stress at bay! Almonds are rich in Vitamin B2 and Vitamin E, both of which are known to boost the immune system
when the body is stressed out.
This high-fibre complex carbohydrate food helps boost serotonin production in the body, a hormone that essentially creates a calming effect in the body. Enjoy a bowl of warm oatmeal in the morning for breakfast, especially on days when you are feeling stressed. Moreover, oats help in maintaining cardiovascular health as they absorb bad cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein) from the body.
Green-leafy vegetables are a dietary must-have; what is great about spinach is that it is loaded with magnesium, a mineral that works to regulate cortisol levels in
the body. A single cup of spinach provides you with 40% of your daily requirement of magnesium. You can have it in the form of a fresh salad or steam it with some
pulses and enjoy with Rotis or steamed rice.
This fatty fish is rich in omega-3 fatty acids that help control cortisol and adrenaline levels in the body and prevent them from spiking when you are feeling tense or
agitated. Additionally the omega-3 fatty acids are excellent for heart health and salmon is one of the richest sources of this heart-healthy fatty acid.
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