Stressed And Anxious? Know What To Eat!

Did you know food plays an important role in stress management? After all, you are what you eat. Don’t know if you know this or not but your body and mind passively depends on the diet you take. Studies have shown that those who take poor diet like chocolate, sweets, fried food, high fat dairy fibers are more prone to depression and stress. Whereas the ones with rich diet such as pulses, fruits, vegetables and fish stays healthy and sound.
Also depression and anxiety leads to over eating and thus obesity. Foods like fruits and veggies helps calm down the tornado going within.

Let’s first get hold of the symptoms of anxiety and depression

Anxiety is an emotional lance that generates due to unfavourable situations. People can have nervous breakdown if this continues, thus some signs should not be ignored and they are;

  • Anxious thoughts
  • Constant coming of negative thoughts
  • Inability to relax
  • Frequent colds
  • Overeating
  • Bad sleep cycle
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Feeling of loneliness
  • Consumption of alcohol, cigarette to relax

Now let’s read to have a healthy diet to overcome these, better to never get in one. Of course a healthy diet will save you from all of them.

Below are some stress reliving foods, follow to have a stress free lifestyle.

 Food rich in omega 3 fatty acids


Food rich in omega 3 fatty acids | healthy diet to manage stress

Omega 3 fatty acids acts as an overall mood booster and helps to fight the inflammation. You can have stuffs like walnuts, flax seeds, avocado, fish oil, cod liver oil etc.
Take 1 to 3 grams of omega 3 fatty acid always.

Foods rich in complex carbohydrates


complex carbs | healthy diet to manage stress

Neurotransmitter is responsible for our mood and complex carbs help to rise up the serotonin level and it helps brain relax. Complex carb are packed with vitamins, minerals, vegetables and raw fruits. You have have fruits like whole grain oats, brown rice, whole grain bread and fresh fruits. Take complex carbohydrates in your meal daily and five portions of a variety of vegetables and fruits.

Foods high in Vitamin B


Vitamin B | healthy diet to manage stress


B12 qand b1 are the elements that prompt the neurotransmitters and fight stress. Eat more eggs, meat, whole grains, leafy veggies and fish if you are troubled by stress. You can take one of them daily.

Protein for breakfast


Protein for breakfast | healthy diet to manage stress

Protein is one among the most important nutrients required to make healthy start. Eating protein makes you feel full for longer. Also it keeps your sugar level steady, fights with anxiety and provide a good level of energy. You can have eggs, cheese, whole grain and other cereals to have enough intake of protein. Consume 60 grams of protein everyday.

Drink Chamomile tea


chamomile tea | healthy diet to manage stress

Drinking 3 to 4 cups of chamomile tea a day keeps you away from anxiety and unwanted awful feelings. It tranquilizes you during the anxiety and keeps you away from depression.

Stay hydrated


Stay hydrated | healthy diet to manage stress

Keeping your body hydrated is very important as it de stresses and maintains energy balance. So one is advised to drink sufficient water throughout the day. Drinking enough water brings stress level down. So 2 to 3 liters of water is ideal to have every day.

Include these foods in your diet to have a stress free routine and also to never fall into the anxiety or depression zone.

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