Odishatv Bureau

It is normal to experience tension, anxiety, grief, and worry. And food can be your best friend while coping with it. When you're feeling stressed, the body demands certain vitamins and minerals, including magnesium, vitamin B, selenium, and vitamin C.

The Foods Listed Below Can Help You Manage Stress Calmly: 

Herbal (Especially Chamomile) Tea:

Sipping a nice, warm cup of tea encourages a soothing effect and a feeling of calmness, which helps people cope with stress and feel more at ease. The warmth improves anxiety issues, treats insomnia and leads to sound sleep.

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Dark Chocolate:

Abundantly rich in antioxidants, dark chocolate can lower stress levels chemically as well as emotionally. It also boosts the immune system, improves cognition, and reduces stress and inflammation. but consume 30 grams of dark chocolate with 70% cocoa when needed.

(As per a study on metabolic effects of dark chocolate and stress-related metabolism was published in October 2009.)   

Dry Fruits And Seeds:

Since nuts and seeds are loaded with Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids and B vitamins, they help in coping with stress and tension. Pistachios, cashews, almonds, walnuts, and sunflower seeds increase the body's production of serotonin in order to deal with stress. They are also rich in magnesium and help manage anxiety, stress and strokes. 

Citrus Fruits:

Citrus fruits like oranges, grapefruits, strawberries, and more are rich in Vitamin C, which has been proven to cure stress in addition to making our skin glow. It also consists of antioxidants, which strengthen immunity and soothe nervous tension and stress.

(Published in a 2015 double-blind study on Vitamin C supplementation on Anxiety in students.)  

Fill your plate with these meals the next time your stress levels rise because they have been shown through research to make you feel less stressed.

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