We live in a stress fueled world. We all have deadlines, responsibilities and numerous directions we are pulled in constantly.
Stress is listed as a precipitating factor for so many chronic disease conditions so it makes sense that minimising those feelings and their impacts on our bodies should be a priority. Meditation, mindfullness, yoga, gentle exercise, having a chat, practicing gratitude are all great coping tools. But did you know that the active constituents of certain foods can also have a calming effect on your body?
Well they can. So the next time you feel that tension rising, take a break, hopefully engage in one of the above stress reduction techniques and tuck into a snack of some of the following:
10 Stress-Busting Foods
1. BERRIES - high in antioxidants and Vitamin C.
During times of stress our body utilises more Vitamin C than usual leading to lowered immunity. Vitamin C has also been shown to assist with lowering blood pressure and cortisol (stress hormone) levels...