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Eating to Manage Stress

Eat Well to Feel Well

Knowing exactly what you can eat to remain calm and focused is the first step to successful stress management. Nature does provide us with a incredible variety of common foods that contain specific active ingredients scientifically proven to relax and balance the mind and body. Treating only the symptoms don't provide long-term solution; restoring our body's natural ability to regulate itself and go with the flow of everyday stress. Mind-body type programs include exercise, lifestyle changes and a diet rich is stress-managing foods not only strengthens your body's ability to handle stress, it also improves your overall health and well-being.

Stress-Management Foods

Complex carbohydrates (whole grains, beans,vegetables & fruits)-support optimal levels of serotonin in the brain Aspargus-calcium
Kale - calcium, vitamin C
Lean proteins (turkey, chicken, fish, lean meats, tofu and tempeh) - tryptophan Banana - potassium, vitamin B6
Oats-magnesium, vitamin B6, tryptophan Pears, Peaches & Apricots - potassium
Cottage cheese- calcium, tryptophan Salmon -potassium, vitamin B6, tryptophan, omega-3 oils
Yogurt-calcium, tryptophan Tempeh - magnesium, calcium
Walnuts- magnesium, vitamin B6 Flaxseed- omega-3 oils
Strawberries- vitamin C Onions- potassium, vitamin B6
Ginger-melatonin, zinc Garlic-potassium

Why They Work

Serotonin- supports a calm and optimistic mood throughout the day Vitamin C- promotes serotonin production
Tryptophan- building block for serotonin and melatonin Potassium- benefits nerve and muscle functioning and supports adrenal glands
Magnesium- promotes protein synthesis and energy metabolism and supports adrenal glands Zinc- supports a healthy immune system
Calcium- strengthens and calms nervous system Omega-3 oils- help regulate blood pressure and other key body functions
Vitamin B6- supports protein metabolism and healthy nervous system and adrenal gland functioning And Remember to Avoid
Nicotine, caffeine, excessive alcohol, sugar, high fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated oils and fast foods

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