Stress can be beaten…with food!
Before you dive into next week, find out which foods your body recovers from everyday stress. And how a little effort we can live more peaceful, more happy and we are able to work
The first step is to restrict food and drinks which trigger stress. They are:
■ Caffeine – found in coffee, energy drinks, and some soft drinks. Robs the body of minerals needed for normal nerve function. Causes irritation and straining senses. Can lead to irritability – the latter of which you need if you crave peace.
Better idea: Replace coffee with a mild green tea or a glass of water with lemon and mint.
■ Alcohol – in small quantities can act soothing, but more than one drink violates mineral balance of the body and the energy that is wasted to neutralize the alcohol could be used to fully recover the body of a busy day.
Better idea: Choose a minimum alcohol content of sugar and is limited to one drink a few days.
■ Chocolate – you’ve probably felt how chocolate temporarily elevates mood and makes you forget everything around you, but once enjoy it, sugar and artificial fats often drain all your energy.
Antistress idea. Choose dark chocolate with cocoa content maximum and minimum sugar content and artificial fats. Never drink on an empty stomach.
■ Soft drinks – sugar, artificial sweeteners and colorings deplete mineral balance in the body and are often to blame for the shortage of vitamin C, so necessary for the nervous system.
Anti-stress idea. Try baking soda with lemon, orange, peppermint oil or spices such as vanilla and almond extract.
Along with the refusal of stressful drinks and food to eat real helpers – foods that naturally fight stress. To stay in optimal health, while pressing your life, your calories should be generated from quality sources.
■ Bananas – rich in potassium, vitamin C and carbohydrates, they help your hormone system. Combine them with raw nuts or cheese, avoid eating them on an empty stomach.
■ Fish – choose oilier fish to deliver their maximum amounts of omega 3 fatty acids have antidepressant and soothing effect. Prepare a double amount of fish for dinner, then one serving you can add to their lunch salad the next day.
■ Turkey meat – rich in L-tyrosine and tryptophan to maintain the speed of nerve impulses and improves mood. If you are a busy throughout the day eat turkey for breakfast and lunch. You can replace it with chicken.
■ Millet – before the frown of small grains, consider how important magnesium for your body. Boil a cup of millet and eat it still warm with butter and cheese for breakfast, or cold, added to salads, fish or turkey. You can substitute bulgur.
■ Dairy – tryptophan and calcium in dairy products make them suitable food for dinner. Choose soft cheeses like cottage cheese, cottage and mozzarella, and avoid salty aged cheese and milk because it contains too much sugar. Yogurt drinks are great anytime. Add salt and sweet spices to vary the taste.
■ Raw nuts – high in fat-soluble vitamins and minerals, nuts have a remarkably soothing effect. Most suitable are walnuts and cashews. Prepare the nuts in the workplace that meal in the intermediate snacks.