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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Stress? Eat 7 food goodies to fight stress!

By Christine C. Del Rosario

Stress here, stress there, stress everywhere!
Everyone experienced stress from daily life activities from office environment, work deadline, school works, financial problems, traffic, households chore etc. Adult and kids alike are prone to stress due to these factors.

Why stress yourself if you can eat them!

Understanding Stress

According to http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stress_(biology)stress is an organism's response to a stressor such environmental conditions or a stimulus. Stress is a body way to react to a challenge according to the stressful event, the body way to responds to a stress is by sympathetic nervous system.
Stressful events or some hassles and dramas in life can cause cortisol levels to rise based on researchers at the University of California at San Francisco Medical Center (www.prevention.com). The more of them we eat, the worse our mood gets. As if that weren't bad enough, the cortisol then makes more trouble for us, triggering an enzyme in our fat cells (it converts cortisone to more cortisol).

Stretched on stress, this is a negative condition or a positive condition that can have impact on an organism's mental and physical being.

Prevent all day Stress!
Above all this theory about stress, did you know that there are foods that can help you prevent stress based on studies gathered by  khayeganda.blogspot.com.
You can try these information to help you beat stress with your own hands daily, in three meals a day. The key is "you are what you eat!"


Breakfast:

Oh my Oatmeal!
Starts your day right! After having your daily Bible reading and devotions in the comfort of your own room. Eating Oatmeal for breatfast is good to wipe those calories that causes stress. Oatmeal can actually increase the serotonin levels in your brain, making you feel calmer and more centered http://stress.lovetoknow.com/Foods_That_Cure_Anxiety_and_Stress. To make sure you don't counter the benefits of oatmeal, pass on the sugar, instead use dried fruit, nuts, or honey as a topping to taste.

 Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)

After your warm soothing oatmeal, take a daily dose of your Ascorbic Acid. Drink your Vitamin C! It is the most famous antioxidants and immune system booster that can help you fight stress during day. Experts says Vitamin C helps both mental and physical signs of stress become less noticeable when your drinking ascorbic acid everyday http://www.3fatchicks.com/reduce-stress-eat-fruits-with-vitamin-c/). When your body exposed to stress, vitamin c is used by your body tissues more rapidly.
 Vitamin C comes in your fruits: Mango, Orange, lemons, papayas, cranberries, strawberries etc.

Lunch:

Fish to go!
You might not a fish eater but it is a big stress figther! Fish like Salmon and Mackerel contains omega-3 fatty acid that is important to fight stress. Omega-3 Is a helpful type of fat that reduces inflammation in the body and helps reduce stress and anxiety.

 Go for greens!
 "O my gulay!" Kangkong or Spinach and other dark green, leafy vegetables contains magnesium, which helps to relieve anxiety. Having enough magnesium in your diet also regulates cortisol levels, which increase when you're stressed.

The nutty nuts
Peanuts is a good source of omega-3.
Walnuts it can give you a dose of omega-3 if you are not a fish eater.
Pistachios can lower your blood pressure and counteract too much adrenaline.
Almonds work as a stress reducer. A small handful gives you a healthy dose of vitamin B.

Dinner wanna be!

Chocolate!
 Eating chocolates is the most fun in fighting stress! Research indicates(www.blog.foodnetwork.com)  that dark chocolates helps fight stress hormones.
 It contains carbohydrate (sugar) that releases mood-improving serotonin. Just enjoy it in moderation!

Drinking tea!
After a long day, have a great cup of herbal tea!
Chamomile tea is a good remedy for insomnia.
Valerian root relieves stress and anxiety, and it helps you fall asleep.
Rose hips, lemon verbena, and passion flower are also good herbal tea.

To be stress and not to be stress is your call. Rather than torturing yourself in stress, grab these foods to help you fight stress on better way! Eat till hearts content!
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