Foods that help with stress!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I found this post that discusses 10 foods that can help with stress . . . alas, chocolate isn't on this list. But these things are:

  1. Blueberries - Vitamin C is supposed to help your body deal with stress and Fiber regulates blood sugar levels.
  2. Skim milk - high in protein and Vitamin B to protect nerve health, and protein to stabilize blood sugar levels.
  3. Oranges - more Vitamin C!
  4. Brown Rice - B Vitamins, fiber, and serotonin producing carbs.
  5. Green Vegetables - filled with vitamins - and many contain potassium which can help calm nerves.
  6. Dried Apricots - Vitamin C, Fiber and stress-busting magnesium.
  7. Turkey - contains L-Tryptophan which is documented as a calming agent. (Which would be why we all fall asleep after thanksgiving dinner!)
  8. Soy - Add foods with soy to your diet, soy contains B vitamins, protein, calcium AND magnesium.
  9. Sweet Potatoes - they can help curb your craving for sweet stuff and they are high in fiber and other vitamins!
  10. Water - even mild dehydration can cause your body to stress. Plus - water can curb the urge to eat something fattening!
And some studies have shown that a little chocolate CAN be good for you (especially dark chocolate) - so if you have to give in to it . . . just give in a little bit.

How about you? Do you know of any other stress reducing foods?


Weight Loss Blog said...

Thank you for this post. I love the food suggestions. They are not only healthy, but they can fight stress too - big plus. I admit I eat dark chocolate from time to time. Everything in moderation. That's the way to go.

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