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26.07.2016

Food For Stress Part 2

Are there foods that reduce stress or does the consumption of food work as a soothing mechanism? The answer to this question is that both cases are true.

Green tea: Keep calm and concentrated

Green tea may be a mild stimulant, but this is also why it can contribute to mental clarity and the better functioning of the nervous system. If you’re passionate about consuming large quantities of coffee, think again. Opt for green tea if you’re looking for a way to concentrate better at work, as large quantities of coffee can lead to stress and frustration.

Dark chocolate: A delicious snacks

It is no coincidence or rare for you to crave chocolate after a hard day at work or returning home when you’re feeling down. Typically, the more intense the stress, the more likely you are to consume larger quantities of chocolate. Of course, this does not yield good results, despite chocolate being a food that is rich in antioxidants, it is also loaded with cardio-protective properties. However, studies show that moderate amounts of chocolate can help improve one’s mood. Dark chocolate in particular can improve your blood pressure and contribute to the feeling of calmness. Chocolate lovers will be glad to know that you can still consume dark chocolate even when you are trying to regulate and manage your weight.

Walnuts: Necessary for stress

When talking about foods that contribute to the health of the nervous system that are necessary for those who have severe stress, then it’s safe to say that walnuts are right at the top of our list. They are rich in alpha-linoleic acid, which is an essential fatty acid that enhances memory and cognitive functions. Walnuts also contain adequate amounts of magnesium, which seems to be excreted by the body in large amounts in conditions of chronic stress. The advantages of walnuts are that you can always have a few in your bag, and they can also be added to salads, yogurt, cakes, or be combine with fruit for a nutritious snack.

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