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Reducing stress with proper nutrition

Posted on August 13, 2015 by admin

Stress can cause many physical and neurological disorders. It is very important to manage stress by opting healthy lifestyle. There is a strong link between stress and nutrition. Choice of nutrition rich diet can help you to reduce stress and protect your health, while poor nutrition and unhealthy diet can increase your stress levels and can lead to many other problems like bloating, indigestion, high sugar level etc.

Some food can trigger stress level. Coffee, cocoa and some energy drinks contain neuro-stimulators like caffeine that increase stress and makes you anxious. Junk food, soft drinks are full of calories and fats and provide no minerals and vitamins. Addiction to these food can also aggravate stress.

There are plenty of food that can reduce stress are fresh vegetables, fruits, cereals, oat meals, yoghurt, soups and water. They are rich in minerals and vitamins that provide immunity to your body. Magnesium rich foods like spinach, fish etc. can help you to reduce headache and tiredness. You can protect yourself from any illness with proper nutrition.

You can make some changes in your daily life that can help you to reduce stress. Do not skip your meal. Eat regularly and eat a well-balanced diet full of whole grains, fibers, fresh vegetables, fruits. Opt for green tea instead of coffee. Try to avoid sugary and fatty foods. Go for protein rich snacks and nuts in your breakfast.

Fresh fruits are rich in vitamins and minerals and are helpful in reducing stress. Vegetables have a high fiber content which reduces the long term effects of stress. Some beverages like green tea, valerian, cherry juice, water etc. also help in reducing stress by lowering the hormones it triggers.

Dark chocolate also helps to recover from stress by two ways namely- chemical impact of it and the emotional impact. Dark chocolates are rich in antioxidants which helps in lowering stress. They help to fight stress and also help people to come out from it.

A well balanced diet can improve your productivity and helps you to maintain your overall health. To relieve stress make a good choice of nutritious food and enjoy a healthy lifestyle.

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