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       Foods To Relieve Stress
 
 
 
Bananas
 
Rich in potassium and carbohydrates.
Bananas are perfect for keeping energy levels high and stress levels low.
 
Please click on this link to learn more about the health benefits of this feel good fruit.
 
 
 
Click on this link to watch another video about all the health benefits of bananas.
 
 
 
Mushrooms 
 
One of the best sources of stress fighting B vitamins.
 
 
Kiwi Fruit
 
High in stress fighting potassium, magnesium and the anti-oxidant vitamins and E.
 
 
Eggs
 
Boosts levels of B vitamins and chromium.
 
 
Nuts
 
Nuts are a great source of selenium and magnesium.
 
 
Garden Peas
 
Peas are part of the legume family and are a source of B group vitamins.             
 
 
Broccoli
 
Good source of vitamin A and potassium for healthy nerves.
 
 
Potatoes
 
Complex carbohydrates in potatoes provide sustained energy and help the production of mood boosting  serotonin.
 
 
Radish
 
Good source of potassium which aids mental alertness.
 
 
Cauliflower
 
Good source of vitamin C and potassium, both of which can be depleted by stress.
 
 
Lettuce
 
Leafy vegetables are a source of calcium, needed for healthy nerve function.
 
 
Mint
 
Mint can be taken fresh or dried in a tea to help calm nerves.
 
 
Sunflower seeds 
 
Good source of vitamin E.
 
 
Strawberry
 
Fresh strawberries are a good source of Vitamin E.
 
 
Pumpkin
 
Source of vitamin A and (like any other orange fruit and vegetables) anti-oxidant beta-carotene.
 
 
Avocado
 
Great source of Potassium which is needed to ward off mental confusion and depression.
 
 
Brown Rice
 
Good source to boost levels of B vitamins.
 
 
Grapes
 
Rich in anti-oxidant vitamin C
 
 
Cherries
 
Great source of vitamin C to ward off the effects of damaging free radicals.
 
 
Tomatoes
 
Rich in vitamin C, bet-carotene and potassium. 
Also contain lycopene, a substance that is thought to
protect against cancer.
 
 
Yellow Pepper 
 
Yellow vegetables are a good source of anti-oxidant beta-carotene.
 
 
Red Pepper 
 
 
Fresh peppers are rich in vitamin C
 
 
Rosehip tea
 
 
Contains vitamin C and helps combats stress.
 
 
Valerian  
 
Will promote relaxation and sleep.
 
 
Peppermint
 
Will relax muscles.
 
 
Oats
 
Good for calming frayed nerves.
 
 
Raspberries 
 
Fresh raspberries are rich in vitamin C.
 
 
 
 
So boost your levels of B vitamins to combat stress and raise energy levels. Anti-oxidants help fight the ageing effects of stress on the body. Stress depletes the body's stocks of vitamin C. A good source is fresh fruit.
 
Magnesium, calcium and potassium help you stay calm and focused. They also help prevent insomnia, fatigue, restlessness, cloudy thinking and irritability.
 
Complex carbohydrates found in wholegrains, beans and lentils  - release energy gradually and aid production of mood boosting serotonin.
 
Chromium - found in wholegrain bread, potatoes, green peppers and brewer's yeast - balances blood sugar levels and reduces sugar cravings.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Earth Angel, Sony Crystal, http://www.sonycrystal.vpweb.com.au
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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