Reduce Stress with These Foods

You don’t have to feel guilty when you stress-eat with these foods that can actually reduce stress levels!

Everyone gets stressed. It’s not uncommon but to keep calm and NOT turn into the Hulk, you’ll need some counter-measures. Stress-eating? Sure, if these are the foods you’re bingeing on.

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BANANAS

Yup, eat them to avoid going bananas yourself. They’re super-packed with potassium, which helps with regulating blood pressure and reducing tension.

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OATMEAL

Before you think of going on an anti-carbs diet, know that without it, you’re going to be pretty angry, tense and depressed. Carbohydrates are the catalysts to triggering your brain to produce serotonin, a neurotransmitter that makes you feel serene and capable of coping under stressful situations. So, skip the nasi lemak and opt for a nice, warm bowl of oatmeal in the morning for a ‘chill’ day.

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SALMON

Here’s a good reason why you should have sushi time! Fatty fish that are rich in omega 3s such as salmon and tuna have been shown to ease a stressed mind. Also, according to a 2003 study, sufficient fatty acids in your diet can prevent the stress hormone cortisol from erupting during stressful situations.

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MILK

Yes, we know that it’s good for our bones but did you know that it also contains whey, a protein that can decrease anxiety and frustration? In addition, calcium in dairy has been found to calm muscles and keep blood pressure in check. If you don’t fancy milk, soybeans will do too.

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CHICKEN BREAST

Not many people fancy breast meat but you should start liking it because it’s high in tryptophan, the amino acid responsible for triggering serotonin production. So, end your stressful day with some chicken and you might get a good night’s sleep.

Not many people fancy breast meat but you should start liking it because it’s high in tryptophan, the amino acid responsible for triggering serotonin production. So, end your stressful day with some chicken and you might get a good night’s sleep.

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