Re­duce stress, anx­i­ety with smart snacks

Daily Sabah (Turkey) - - Front Page -

IT IS sci­en­tif­i­cally proven that some foods we eat make us feel happy, re­leas­ing var­i­ous hor­mones in the body. Many stud­ies world­wide show that work stress is re­lated to the level of em­ployee hap­pi­ness. If their stress is so in­tense, em­ploy­ees are un­happy. Stress at work is use­ful to some ex­tent, but ex­ces­sive stress dis­rupts busi­ness re­la­tions, dis­tracts, re­duces work ef­fi­ciency and leads to fail­ure. One of the eas­i­est ways to re­duce stress as well as busi­ness is to eat healthy food.

FRUIT AND OATS KEEP YOU SPRY

At first glance, you might be ask­ing why oats. But oats, which are a source of vi­ta­min B can both en­able you to make prac­ti­cal and di­verse meals by mix­ing them with other in­gre­di­ents and help bal­ance stress, us­ing the power of vi­ta­min B.

Av­o­ca­dos are also an im­por­tant source of fatty acids, which af­fect the cen­tral ner­vous sys­tem pos­i­tively and bal­ance hor­mone lev­els. The potas­sium in this fruit - tech­ni­cally a berry - re­duces blood pres­sure and reg­u­lates mood. The vi­ta­min C from cit­ruses like grape­fruits and or­anges helps lower stress, as well.

AL­MONDS AND DRIED APRI­COTS

Al­mond con­tains many el­e­ments and com­pounds nec­es­sary for the de­vel­op­ment and health of the brain. Thanks to the vi­ta­mins B2 and E it con­tains, it also plays a ma­jor role in re­duc­ing stress. An­other al­ter­na­tive is dried apri­cots. With the vi­ta­min B and mag­ne­sium they con­tain, dried apri­cots pre­vent stress and re­lax the brain and ner­vous sys­tem.

EASY TO PRE­PARE LIGHT LUNCH

Fish is one of the lead­ing foods that re­duce stress. It is sci­en­tif­i­cally proven that people who reg­u­larly eat fish feel health­ier, more ac­tive and more en­er­getic. For those who do not have the op­por­tu­nity to eat fish dur­ing busy work­ing hours, tuna is a sav­ior. You can re­duce stress by eat­ing tuna, which is rich in mag­ne­sium, potas­sium and vi­ta­min B.

RE­LAX WITH CHAMOMILE TEA

When you feel ex­ces­sively ner­vous, drink­ing a cup of chamomile tea will help you re­lax. At the same time, the an­tide­pres­sant ef­fect of chamomile is re­liev­ing.

CHOCO­LATE AND HAP­PI­NESS

An­other snack that re­duces stress is choco­late. The sub­stance called phenylethy­lamine in co­coa stim­u­lates en­dor­phin se­cre­tion and makes us feel hap­pier. To stim­u­late en­dor­phin se­cre­tion, the co­coa con­tent must be high in the choco­late. Bit­ter choco­late with high co­coa con­tent is health­i­est choco­late choice. And as al­ways, do not overindulge.

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