In need of stress relief? The answer might be in your diet.
Too rushed or stressed to eat well? Think again!! Good nutrition is an important stress management tool. When our bodies are poorly fed, stress takes an even greater toll on our health. Nutrition and stress are interlinked.
Eating a healthy diet can reduce the negative effects of stress on your body. A healthy diet builds a solid, more enduring foundation for your body by reducing oxidation and inflammation.
Here are some tips to eat well.
1. Eat regularly
Your brain needs glucose to work at its best. Eating regularly throughout the day helps keep your blood glucose stable. Studies have shown that more stable blood sugar levels are associated with better performance.
2. Get your healthy fats
Omega 3 fatty acids found in walnuts, flax seeds, and fish oil are associated with brain function. Consumption of these foods can help fight depression and/or anxiety.
3. Eat your veggies and fruits
Fruits and vegetables contain vitamins and minerals like copper, zinc manganese, and vitamin A, E and C. Leafy greens are especially good for you. These vitamins and minerals work to neutralize harmful molecules produced when your body is under stress.
4. And high fiber food
High fiber intake has been associated with greater alertness and decreases perceived stress. So add fibre-rich food like oatmeal, beans, fruits and vegetables to your diet.
5. No caffeine before going to bed at night
Caffeine leads to increased blood pressure and makes you anxious. While consuming caffeine may seem to help you concentrate better, some studies show that caffeine only restores what is lost through lack of sleep so make sure you are not turning to caffeine at night before going to bed. Instead, go for or other alternatives that will help you have a good night sleep.
6. Stock up on healthy snacks
Always have a stock up on quick healthy snacks. Healthy snacks are high in protein and fibre. These can help you deal with stress without affecting your health. Some examples are nuts, curd, Mamafeast Peanut Butter along with fresh fruits, Mamafeast Muesli, Mamafeast Cornflakes etc.
You can stock up on Mamafeast range of healthy products. We are sure that binge eating our healthy products will not only help you in reducing your stress levels, but also keep you healthy.
About Mamafeast Peanut Butter
A jar of Mamafeast Peanut Butter is very rich in protein and offers a great deal of nutrients that are healthy for anybody who may or may not be stressed. With growing awareness about the benefits of peanut butter is slowly penetrating into Indian households as well. It can be consumed with bread, fruits and more in the form of smoothies, salads, sandwiches, dips.
About Mamafeast Chocolate Spread
As you all know chocolate is another great stress buster we at the house of Mamafeast have come up with a Chocolate Spread with the goodness of 13% hazelnuts. Any chocolate product eaten in moderate quantity will help you in feeling relaxed and stress-free. Do try out our Chocolate Spread which can be paired with anything- there’s a way to eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner if you really want to.
How you deal with stress is a choice. Too often people turn to sweets, coffee and/or alcohol to manage stress, instead of control stress by adopting a healthful lifestyle which includes eating well, exercising, sleeping adequately, and enjoying your free time.