DIET FOR STRESS
Stress nutrition. Adequate food to reduce stress
Stress has an effect on the consumption of nutrients. Some of them are specially used to deal with stress so you can experience a possible deficiency.
Vitamins for stress
- Vitamins of group B can be obtained from whole grains (wheat, oats, barley, etc.), Fruits (raspberries, currants), nuts (hazelnuts, almonds, walnuts) vegetables (cabbage, cauliflower, spinach, radishes, endive, radishes, lettuce...) yeast, and so on.
Maize is one of the foods richest in vitamin B1, which has proven very valuable in the treatment of stress.
Cobalamin and stress
Cobalamin is very important for the nervous system. Cobalamin (Vitamin B12) can be obtained from following sources:
Vitamin C and stress
Vitamin C is especially used in situations of stress. Eating high- vitamin C food is very useful to prevent its deficiency. In reference to Vitamin C, peppers are one of the plants in the world that has more quantity. Citrus fruits are also very rich in this vitamin (orange, lemons, grapefruits, etc.). The richest food in Vitamin C is acerola.
Dark green leafy vegetables such as cabbage or broccoli are important sources of this vitamin.
Other plants that contain this vitamin include cauliflowers, radishes, Brussels sprouts, spinach, bananas, apples, melons, watermelons, carrots, pineapples, pears, papayas, barley, garlics, celery, peas, strawberries, grapes, figs, beans, chicory, blueberries, potatoes, avocados, soybeans, cherimoyas, pomegranates, coconuts, etc.
Minerals for stress
- Magnesium: Plants are rich in magnesium are beans, spinach, purslane, or wheat germ.
- Tryptophan: An essential amino acid whose power in the production of serotonin has been highly praised. Serotonin helps to eliminate stress. Tryptophan can be found in foods such as bananas, dates, lentils, peanuts, milk or their derivatives. If you want non-vegetarian diet you can eat meat or fish
Carbohydrates for stress
The brain senses this consumption and requires a higher intake of these nutrients, hence one of the most common reactions of people under stress is the desire to eat more food.
When we are very nervous or stressed we use to sit down in front of the television and we desire to eat and drink things, especially sweet food or sweet drinks.
Which food has carbohydrates?
The main foods that contain complex carbohydrates are whole grains (wheat, oats, rice, etc.) and its derivatives, such as pasta, noodles, spaghetti, etc.); legumes (beans, chickpeas, lentils, soya beans, peas, etc.); vegetables (potatoes, onions, spinachs, carrots, etc.) and fruit (apples, pears, peaches, plums, etc.).
Therefore, in the diet of the stress we ignore the presence of foods containing these type of glucides (refined sugar, sweets, cakes made with refined flour, sweetened beverages, pasta made with refined flour, chocolate, ice creams, etc.
Pecans to fight stress
Pecans can also help treat stress because it contains healthy fats and antioxidant minerals, which fight free radicals generated by stress. The B vitamins they contain, provide energy functions, which help keep pace with busy life.
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This material is for informational purposes only. In case of doubt, consult the doctor.