In today’s life almost everybody has stress due to
various reasons. Some are better at dealing with
stress, some get habituated to live with stress, and
some train themselves to deal with stress. The good news is,
that even the right food choices can significantly
help you to deal with stress. How?
When stressed, your body produces
excessive stress hormones. These
stress hormones are produced by your
adrenal glands. Therefore, nutrient rich food that
supports your adrenal glands functions are
particularly beneficial for stress reduction.
These 4 nutrient rich foods are as follows:
#1 SUNFLOWER SEEDS
Sunflower seeds are not only rich in potassium but they
are also rich in vitamin B and zinc. Which
play an important role in the health of your
adrenal glands. Even there are evidence suggesting that
during time of stress the level of these nutrients
gets reduced. The best time to have sunflower seeds is
in between main meal. It is always beneficial to
have raw saltless sunflower seeds.
#2 SESAME SEED
When stressed, you need to have more of
feel good hormones like serotonin. Zinc is
needed for your serotonin production and
sesame seeds are a good source of zinc.
you can have sesame seeds anytime, you can
add sesame seeds to your mouthfreshner or to
your various recipe like
vegetable curry, Paratha, Thepla, Muthiya etc.
Almonds are rich in magnesium which is
especially important for supporting adrenal function and
the metabolism of essential fatty acids. Low level of
magnesium can be associated with nervous tension,
anxiety, irritability and insomnia. The best time to have
almonds is early morning.
Soaked almonds are more beneficial.
Sprouted are good source of vitamin C. Raw pulses
don’t have vitamin C in them, but when you
sprout them, vitamin C is developed in them. But
have it raw. Don’t cook it as
cooking destroys vitamin C. Vitamin C is good
antioxidant which boost your immunity and
you need a very good immune system to combat your stress!
Thus, these foods can help you to reduce your
reaction to stress. You can also
enhance your lifestyle to improve
biochemistry and physiology to better deal with your
stress instead of eating rubbish that will
already stressed, choose healthy food which
will help you to calm your body down. Along with food,
simple exercises are equally important as
exercise releases feel-good hormones in
your body. If you haven’t yet received, you can
get our free DVD of simple exercise that
you can do at your home without any fancy
equipment and within very short time.
That’s all for today.
See you next Tuesday with another Tuesday tip
& say good bye to your stress!
Providing simple solutions for the complexities of life-
Dr. Bhumita Makwana
Your Dietitian & Cosmetic Clinician