Healthy Monday Tip: May 12, 2014
De-Stress through diet.
While food isn’t a cure-all when it comes to stress, what you consume has the potential to affect your body. Alcohol, caffeine, and high-sugar foods can contribute to mood changes, excessive stress, and blood sugar disruption. Foods rich in the vitamin B complex, on the other hand, may help you stabilize your mood and avoid stress, while those rich in antioxidants may help combat the free radicals released when your body is stressed.
If you feel stressed this week, increase your vitamin B and antioxidant intake by opting for veggies (especially dark leafy greens), whole grains, beans, nuts and seeds.