Stress release is a massive part of today’s lifestyle. Specific healthy foods may support the body during stressful times. For clients who are stressed, I generally, suggest a nutritional cleansing program. Also effective for stress release are these foods.
Magnesium For Stress Release
To strengthen bones and teeth and relax muscles increase magnesium in your diet. Health conditions magnesium may help include; PMS, heart, stress, and anxiety. Foods that contain magnesium include; Grass-fed beef, lamb, and eggs. Almonds, cashews, seeds (sesame, pumpkin, sunflower, chia), brazil nuts, and walnuts. Brewer’s yeast, raw cacao, and molasses. Figs, kelp, prunes, spinach, bananas, and parsley.
Healthy Fats For Stress Release
Healthy fats are important building blocks for the brain, and nervous system. They support memory, cognitive function, and a healthy mood. Foods that contain healthy fats include; Salmon, sardines, mackerel, and eggs (depending on what the chickens have been fed, choose omega-3 fatty acid ones). Brazil nuts, walnuts, flaxseeds, avocado and a good quality fish oil supplements.
Vitamin B’s For Stress Release
Act together to support energy production, mood disorders, confusion, detoxification, adrenals, nervous system and optimal brain function. Without adequate levels of B vitamin’s, your ability to cope with stress may reduce. Foods that contain B vitamins include; Chicken, lamb, grass-fed beef livers, wheat germ, brewer’s yeast, rice bran, almonds, and eggs.
Other foods that are great for supporting your nervous system include; soybeans, sprouts, brown rice, millet, whole grains, and wild rice. Leafy greens, asparagus, mushrooms, onions, red peppers, blueberries, coconut (fresh), figs, gooseberries, grapefruit, lemons, oranges, prunes, and strawberries.
Herbs For Stress Release
I love adaptogen herbs for modulating the effects of stress. Every morning I have a shot of Ionix Supreme. It contains essential vitamins, minerals, and natural extracts to help support the body’s energy, stamina and health.
Foods To Avoid
Remove foods which may amplify the response, including; Caffeine. Alcohol. Sugar, white bread, rice, and pasta. Food allergies. Additionally, limit foods which cause inflammation; red meat, and dairy.
In conclusion, exercise and yoga are effective tools to help manage stress.
Nic Makim is a nutritionist, health coach and blogger focusing on weight loss, cleansing, vitality and healthy aging.