We have all reaped the gross symptoms stress puts on our bodies but what many don’t know is that with the right foods, many of these annoying symptoms can be calmed down. Below you’ll find some suggestions that can reduce your stress and improve your mood today:
This food is lauded for its flavonoid properties and high PEA. “Phenylethylamine (PEA) is the chemical naturally released when you’re in love,” according to the author Carol Ann Rinzler in “Nutrition for Dummies”.
This food is a good source of folate which helps release dopamine; a pleasure-inducing chemical in our brain. The more good chemicals we can naturally produce, the less our stress will affect our overall health.
This berry has a high antioxidant property that helps fight against the stress hormone cortisol. They also help fight against free radicals that cause aging.
Oatmeal and Walnuts
These foods help lower blood pressure and bad cholesterol levels. When our stress takes over, high adrenaline chemicals can put more pressure on our hearts, so give your body a calming dose with these relaxing foods.
“A clinical study in anxiety sufferers has found that the herb chamomile (Matricaria recutita) helped to relieve their symptoms.” With that, chamomile has a reputation for calming and relaxing the body so grab a cup of this tea for a quick unwind when you need it most.
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