Anti-Stress Foods Fight Depression and Anxiety
Women who are mothers, housewives and professionals, all at the same time. Successful men who play sports as athletes. Children who, in addition to the exams, still have many after school activities. Adolescents in vestibular phase. With this racing life it is inevitable to feel the effects of pressure. However, there are ways to soften these symptoms. What about relieving stress through eating? There are some foods that can help you!
Lettuce: substances found mainly in leaf stems like lactucine and lactupicrine, act as natural calming agents.
Spinach and broccoli: prevent depression. They contain potassium and folic acid, important for the proper functioning of cells, as well as magnesium, phosphate and vitamins A and C and Complex B, which ensure the proper functioning of the nervous system.
Fish and seafood: reduce fatigue and anxiety, as they contain zinc and selenium, which act directly on the brain. Whole grains and chocolate (in moderation) are also great sources of zinc. Selenium can also be found in canned tuna and turkey meat.
Orange: promotes better functioning of the nervous system. It is a great muscle relaxant, helps fight stress and prevent fatigue. The fruit is rich in vitamin C, calcium and vitamin B complex. Intake of vitamin C inhibits the release of cortisol, the main stress-related hormone in the body.
Chestnut: improves symptoms of depression , helping to reduce stress. It is also rich in selenium, a powerful antioxidant. One unit per day already provides the recommended daily allowance of 350mg.
Foods rich in B vitamins: When stress is present, the body uses glucose in disorder, then consuming muscle proteins as an energy source . The ideal is then to eat foods rich in complex carbohydrates and an extra dose of lean protein such as: milk powder, cheese mines, almonds and meat that contains vitamin B12; egg, milk, banana, oats, potatoes, rich in vitamin B6.
Passion fruit: Contrary to popular belief, the fruit is not soothing but its leaves. The leaves contain alkaloids and flavonoids, depressants of the central nervous system (CNS), the brain and the spinal cord, responsible for sensitivity and awareness. Therefore, they act as analgesics and muscle relaxants.
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