We all are stress victims. Bad news - stress is here to stay. Good news - we can help ourselves to overcome stress with small lifestyle changes.
Because we are what we eat, the first step in helping with stress overload is to eat more super foods that can help us to reduce stress and feel better.
Whole foods rich in anti-stress vitamins and minerals are stress fighters and we have to incorporate them in our diet as much as possible.
It has been found that people under stress have low magnesium levels. A deficiency of magnesium interferes with transmission of nerve and muscle impulses, causing irritability and nervousness.
Almonds, apples, apricots, brown rice, garlic, leafy vegetables, spinach, salmon, etc. contain Magnesium.
Our body needs a proper balance between magnesium and calcium to have a healthy stress response. Healthy foods rich in Calcium arealmonds, asparagus, broccoli, cabbage, kale, kelp, mustard greens, oats, prunes, salmon, seafood, sesame seeds, tofu, yogurt / kefir, etc.
B vitamin complex
Studies show that people who are under chronic stress have low levels of B vitamin complex and serotonin. We need eat more avocados, bananas, fish, spinach, walnuts-to get more Vitamin B6.
B12 deficiency can contribute too many anxiety disorders caused by stress, such as hormonal imbalances, blood sugar fluctuations, chronic fatigue, depression, irritability, moodiness, nervousness. We need to eat more salmon, seafood, sea vegetables (if we don't eat meat) to get more Vitamin B12.
Studies show that folic acid helps make dopamine - the real key to transmitting feelings of pleasure. Healthy foods rich in folate are asparagus, barley, brown rice, dates, green leafy vegetables,legumes, lentils, mushrooms, oatmeal, oranges, root vegetables,salmon, tuna, whole grains, etc.
Start creating your low stress life right now.