Introduction

Stress is actually a complicated situation that may be prevailed both physically and mentally. It badly affects all the species living on earth. Its reaction is based on our perception of an event or situation.

Stress prevails due to any of the following factors:-

  • Anger
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia or hypersomnia
  • Short-term memory loss
  • Feeling saturated, unfocused
  • Lack of confidence

Stress during COVID-19

During COVID-19 people are suffering from various mental health issues. The main reason of depression is staying at home during such pandemic situation. As few person have started to make themselves busy. Such people are still found to be relaxed. On the other hand, those who have not kept themselves involved into some useful tasks are at high risk of anxiety. In such pandemic situation, one can erases stress by use of food that help in stress reduction.





Mostly Health care workers are facing odd hardships, working in extraordinary circumstances. They are working under stress and pressure, and also worried about transmitting the disease to their families.

When we feel depressed, the best way of getting consolation lies in natural therapies. Chronic stress is unable to be relieved easily. It may cause various physical and mental health issues including cardiac disorders.

Fortunately, we are blessed with natural elements in the form of food. By use of such elements one can prevent oneself from stress arises on daily basis.

There are following 10 terrific foods and drinks that help us to stay away from stress.

Matcha Powder

Matcha powder is made up of a non-protein amino acid named, L-theanine that helps in protection against stress. It is made up of green tea leaves and contains very small amount of caffeine.

Sweet Potatoes

Secretion of stress hormone known as cortisol, can be reduced Sweet potato. They have enough nutrient rich carbohydrates, Vitamin C and potassium in them. High cortisol level causes infection and body ache





Organ meats

Vitamin B, especially B12, B6, riboflavin, and folate are vital for fighting against depression. We can attain all these specific nutrients by organ meats. Organ meat contains essential nutrients like Vitamin B. Vitamin B produces neurotransmitters like dopamine and serotonin which are helpful in relieving stress.

Eggs

Eggs are enriched with multivitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidant. These all nutrients are helpful for anxiety control. Choline is also present in eggs. It is too much beneficial for mental relaxation.

Acerola cherry powder

Acerola cherry powder is the source of provision of Vitamin C. It has greater amount of vitamin C than that of citrus fruit. Acerola cherries, are highly biodegradable and are also available in powder. We can add them to any food or drink. They help us in feeling calm and relaxed, thus acts as anti-stress agents.

Garlic

Garlic is used as flavoring agent in cooking and in herbal medicines. It contains sulfur compounds which enhance the glutathione. It is an antioxidant hence helpful in improving body’s immunity against stress.





Sun Flower seeds

Vitamin E a strong antioxidant, vital for mind relaxation is easily attained by Sunflower seeds. Sunflower seeds contain some specific nutrients like manganese, magnesium, zinc, copper and vitamin B. All these nutrients are essential for protection from stress and depression.

Blueberries

Blueberries have flavonoid antioxidants. These are capable of reducing inflammation and stress related cellular disorders.

Broccoli

Broccoli is one of the Cruciferous vegetables that has a lot of advantages. It is helpful in protection against tumors, cardiac and brain disorders. Broccoli is also enriched with manganese, vitamin C, folate, and sulforaphane. These nutrients have counteracting depression characteristics.

Fatty fish

Omega-3s and Vitamin D, nutrients are abundantly found in fatty fish like mackerel, herring and salmon. Omega-3s are vital for stress controlling as well as they keep mind strong. Vitamin D also helps in reducing dejection and it works against low spirits.

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Hi, I’m Iqra Shafi a student of medical imaging technology I have been writing for more than 2 years at different platforms and as a successful healthcare professional I found myself having a critical analysis on the health related topics. I hope you will find my content informative.

4 thoughts on “10 Naturally Anti-Stress Edibles”

  1. This is a very good article. Got to learn a lot. Got to read a lot of things that we can apply in our practical life and avoid many diseases. Very good

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