What to eat to reduce stress
Experts have recognized that certain food items can actually help reduce stress in our bodies.
While apricots and greens like spinach replenish the body with magnesium, which is known to relax the muscles and help with headaches, nuts and dark vegetables like almonds, pistachios, broccoli, and okra are rich in vitamins B and E that help lower blood pressure.
Citrus fruits, which are a storehouse for Vitamin C, also help in controlling blood pressure. Other food items like sweet potatoes provide insulin to the body, provide energy, and help deal with fatigue in a stressful situation.
Stressed-out people must eat low-fat dairy products like low-fat cottage cheese and cruciferous vegetables like cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli, nuts like almonds, pistachios, dark coloured vegetables like beetroot, okra, and peas, oily fish like salmon and tuna, sweet potatoes.
Drinking lots of water, with a few squeezes of lime (lemon is a natural metabolizer) reduces stress.