A popular question is what we can do to reduce stress and its negative impact on the body and our health? There is no easy way to answer this question. But recently, I’ve seen my personal life impacted by various stressful situations and with the help of some professionals, family and friends I think I’ve found some things that maybe able to help you.
Vitamins and Minerals – My doctor suggested that in order to successfully cope with stress and stressful situations, you need to eat foods that contain higher amounts of calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, vitamin B-6, vitamin B-12, tryptophan, folic acid, zinc, essential fatty acids...
Diet – Proper meal consumption was highly recommended, light meals (with fewer calories in it) during the day, because fewer meals with more calories will take longer and can be harder for your body to digest. That means more salads with your meals.
Groceries – I was told to add these foods to my daily diet: avocados, bananas, broccoli, peas, watermelon, poultry, whole grains, integral and white rice, green vegetables, winter squash, nuts, potatoes, cabbage, salmon, dairy products with less fat, olive and olive oil, peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms, fish, sardines, seeds, figs, soy, spinach, asparagus.
Other suggestions - To fight stress try and keep physical activity at a moderate level. More rest, sleep and drinking more fluids (not alcohol) can help you fight stress. In addition, it was suggested to me to try aromatherapy, meditation and or yoga exercises, acupressure, acupuncture, teas (chamomile, valerian, lime, clove ...).
What to avoid? - Avoid or reduce the amount of: refined foods (fatty meats, smoked and cured meats, salamis, sausages, pasta, white sugar, white salt, refined oil, large amounts of caffeine, too many alcoholic drinks) and smoking.
Treatment - In the fight against stress it is essential to be aware of what causes us to stress, try and avoid these things.
If you need help with stress in your life please contact a doctor.
Written by Brian