If you have been feeling more stressed out than usual lately, it is important to know which foods are best to choose and which to avoid when it comes to combating stress and helping you to deal with feelings of stress and anxiety. The best way to fight stress is to have a healthy, balanced diet, which includes a moderate amount of each of the different food groups. Filling up on foods like whole grains, leafy vegetables, and lean proteins as the basic staples of the diet is the best way to ensure that your body gets the optimum amounts of nutrients to fight both physical and mental health problems. When it comes to choosing the foods to eat, some have various important properties which help the body to combat stress.
Choosing these stress-busting foods will help heal and calm your mind permanently, rather than providing a temporary fix. Some nutrient-dense fruits have the properties to stress-proof your body, thanks to their high glutathione content, which specifically blocks the intestinal absorption of certain fats, which cause oxidative damage. Avocados also contain higher levels of vitamin E, folate, and beta-carotene than any other fruit, which boosts their stress-busting properties. However, be careful with portion control when eating avocado, as it is high in fat. Blueberries have some of the highest levels of antioxidants, which means the berry has been linked to many health benefits, including sharper cognition, better focus, and a clearer mind – all of which can help you to better deal with stress.
Dr. Kashif Sohail
Doctor of Life Coaching, Metaphysics & Business Admin (USA)
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