It’s not stress that kills us, it’s our response towards that stress. Stress won’t stop the bad things to happen, it just refrains you from enjoying life to the fullest. As a matter of fact, what I believe is one might suffer from stress when they decide to live in the past or keep on worrying about the future. It’s better to think about our present rather killing ourselves from over- thinking what’s not in our hands.
In some cases people start to binge eat when having a stress attack. As a result, they gain weight and suffer from obesity. Stress is any nation’s #1 killer. Medically it has been proven that stress is related to several other problems such as heart disease, depression, skin allergies, irritability, strokes, diabetes, over eating, asthma, kidney issues, ulcers etc. etc., but above all is obesity — About 70% of the population eats more while on stress and as a result they gain weight.
One can overcome stress related obesity by adopting healthy eating habits. There are many foods that can satisfy the hunger pangs and as well as at the same time calm you down and make you feel comfortable. It is said by some one that “human body is composed of almost 80% of water so we are just cucumbers with anxiety”, so we should not let our stress to overcome ourselves.
Include these foods in your diet to control stress related obesity
- Blue berries
- Oat meal
- Green tea
First and foremost, depression is linked with low levels of folic acid in our body. Folic acid levels are related to mood swings. The number one mood enhancing nutrient considered is Asparagus. It is said that a single cup of its soup provides two-thirds of the total body value.
Avocados are rich in vitamin B and B vitamins are considered to be helpful in building up of healthy nerves and brain cells. They’re also high in monounsaturated fat and potassium, which help lower blood pressure. Avocado Toast is very popular these days, include this in your diet to start eating healthy.
Here are some recipes for Avocado Toast
When we’re stressed, our bodies need vitamin C and antioxidants to help repair and protect cells. Blueberries are considered to be the mighty stress-busters. A handful pack of these powerful antioxidants will give you taste and relief at the same time.Make Delicious smoothies or they can be serves atop of pancakes.
The protein lactium has a calming effect by lowering blood pressure, while the potassium in milk can help relieve muscle spasms triggered by feeling tense. Milk is a good source of protein and potassium along with vitamins B2 and B12. A warm glass of milk before going to bed is the old remedy for insomnia and fidgetiness.
Munching nuts rich in vitamins B2 and E help strengthen immune system while having stress. Just a quarter cup of nuts once a day does the trick. Nuts rich in these nutrients are almonds, cashews, walnuts etc.
Smelling or eating an orange relieves stress to almost 70%. Orange is rich in vitamin C which helps to reduce blood pressure and the stress hormone cortisol.
Salmon is one of the richest source of omega 3 fatty acids which help cortisol and adrenaline to spike up when we are stressed. Consuming it thrice a week protects our heart when these hormones are surging.
Spinach contains mineral magnesium which helps regulate cortisol levels and promotes feeling of well-being.
The amino acid TRYPTOPHAN is found in turkey which signals the brain to release hormone serotonin which provides calmness and even tiredness.
Oatmeal is another excellent form of regulating the serotonin hormone in the body. Their calming effect stays longer because they take relatively longer time to digest.
Green tea contains an amino acid THEANINE along with caffeine which makes it a source of brain booster to enhance mental performance.
A research showed that people who consume dark chocolate or take a drink of it are tend to be calmer than those who not.
Fluctuation of copper and zinc in the human body may also lead to stress and anxiety. Oyster is a super sea food to regulate the imbalance ratio of these minerals.