Food Therapy: The new way to reduce STRESS

This could be your favourite and the most effective way of dealing with STRESS
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The minute we heard about Food Therapy we were all in. This is a tool that makes a direct connection between how we feel and what we eat, between mood and food. Health guidelines would have us believe that eating well is primarily about nutrition. Not true. Eating well is primarily about preparing the right food for how you happen to be feeling. This is a tool that inspires you to make and then act on this need.

If you are a picky eater, it might sub-consciously result in you being irritated by everything you eat. This will make you unsatisfied and in turn, lead to irritation and stress. Children who have poor growth patterns resulting from extremely picky eating or kids who have been diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder can seriously benefit from food therapy. Doctors and dietitians are starting to understand more about how the nutritional properties of the foods we eat affect the brain.

While there are a lot of fatty and spicy foods that cause stress, certain food items tend to reduce stress and anxiety levels. Does adjusting your diet to ease your anxiety seem daunting? It doesn’t have to be. In fact, reflecting on the choices you make when it comes to food is a straightforward, positive lifestyle change. Here are a bunch of food that will benefit your body as well as your brain:

 

Avocado

With Vitamin B6 and serotonin, each of them can influence your behaviour resulting in a positive attitude.

Blueberries

when we’re anxious and stressed, our bodies crave vitamin C to help repair and protect our cells, and blueberries are packed full of it.

Almonds

It controls hormone levels in your brain which control the mood swings.

Yoghurt

You might be surprised - how can a fermented food like yoghurt help with stress? Yoghurt has proved to reduce levels of social anxiety.

Tea

A piping hot cup of tea just sounds like a good idea to calm those nerves down.

Chocolate

Dark chocolate may lower levels of stress hormones. Chocolate also contains sugar, so it releases mood-improving serotonin. As long as your portions are in check, you can definitely indulge with your favourite flavour.

Which food item are you definitely going to indulge in? Let us know in the comments section below.
 

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