Women’s Health Magazine has a new article on foods that help to reduce stress. I was very excited to read their article on this topic because so many people are suffering from stress and reach to food for comfort – especially during the holidays. Stress increases your risk for high blood pressure, obesity, and heart disease. The great news is that we can avoid guilt and eat the following foods that actually help your body stay calm and counteract the damage that stress causes.
Almonds, Pistachios, and Walnuts – almonds are packed with B and E Vitamins which help boost your immune system, and walnuts and pistachios help lower blood pressure. Tip: Try almond butter instead of peanut butter on a high-stress day, or just eat the nuts plain if you’re craving something crunchy. read more Eating for Stress Reduction
Skim Milk – calcium helps ease muscle spasms and soothes tension. A glass of low-fat or skim milk can reduce the stressful symptoms of PMS like mood swings, irritability, and anxiety. read more Eating for Stress Reduction