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Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Stress can be defined as an emotional and physical strain caused by external factors which result in mental stress symptoms such as tension, irritability, feeling of tiredness, insomnia( lack of sleep), inability to concentrate etc. Most of us are facing the stress in various occasions of life. People manage to overcome it with various techniques such as Yoga, Breath exercise, or by providing mental nourishment. Here in this post, I would like to explain about some foods that can help you to fight stress. I dedicate this post to all house wives and professionals who struggle to find a rapid simple remedy during their working hours.


Take a cup of coffee. Coffee contains caffeine, which is a xanthine alkaloid that acts as a psychoactive stimulant drug. The work stress can easily over come with an intake of one cup of coffee.

Eat ripen Papaya. Cut it into pieces, keep it in refrigerator for 10 minutes and eat it slowly. Researchers at the University of Alabama found 200 milligrams of vitamin C in Papaya, twice a day nearly stopped the flow of stress hormones in rats.

Eat fresh Mango, which is cut into small pieces. If the Mango is little sour then, sprinkle a pinch of salt over that.

Peppermint Tea
The fresh feeling generated by the odor of Peppermint will act as a stimulant to your brain. Close your eyes and sip a cup of Peppermint Tea slowly.

Eating fresh ripen Dates with Black Tea, will calm your mind. Dates are rich in potassium content, which are very essential for a healthy nervous system. Research reveals that higher potassium intake of about 400 mg can reduce the risk of strokes by 40%. Moreover, dates are low in sodium content, thereby preventing the blood pressure levels from rising.

Avocados is another choice to fight stress. Avocado fat is 66 percent monounsaturated, and gram-for-gram, the green fruit has about 35 percent more potassium than a banana. Monounsaturated fatty acids, and potassium will help to combat high blood pressure. 

Cool Lemon Juice
Drink one cup of cool fresh lime juice, which is a rich source of Vitamin C. Vitamin C has proven records as a neuro modulator by releasing into the extracellular fluid of the brain to regulate dopaminergic and glutamatergic transmission.

The monounsaturated fats, Vitamin E. present in almonds are believed to reduce stress  hormone level in blood.

The magic drink ( excuse me to include this as a food), one glass of pure cool water- Drink it slowly while thinking in mind that your nerves are relaxing slowly and steadily.

You can control your stress by boosting serotonin levels in blood by increasing the intake of carbohydrates. The intake of Oats will provide much Carbohydrates which will reduce the stress.

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elzarei said...

valuable information..thanks

buy supplements said...

Coffee and some nutritious foods are definitely on my list to fight stress and of course with supplements to support my body.

Emmanuel said...

I never knew coffee could fight stress. Thanks a lot for your information

Hair Loss vitamins said...

I always drink a lot of water or make some tea, but you also need to know how to calm yourself from stress. Food/drink is just one part of the process.

Sweet Tim said...

Hi, that's an interesting list of food to beat stress. Yes, coffee works to a certain extent to alleviate the build-up of stress, but this only works for coffee junkies like me.

However, for people whose lives are not dependent on coffee for survival, the reverse is actually true. Caffeine, which stimulates our alertness can aggravate anxiety which is exactly what a person under stress should be avoiding.

Too bad for people like me :(

Perhaps, we should all engage in some food for the mind...and fingers!


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Anonymous said...

Interesting and simple, nice!

Hannah said...

I'm a coffee junkie myself and I have to say that it's really effective. I work 8 hours a day and my work is really stressful that it requires multitasking. Coffee just calms me down.

Scrambled Megs said...

I agree with papaya. I do find that coffee makes me feel more stressed though. Tea works wonders for me!

BBQ said...

Well, for me i fight stress with citrus fruits like oranges and kiwi. Sometimes its sourness take my mind off the stresses I am facing.

Anonymous said...

great article, just stumbled onto this blog and looks good so far

Sam Rice said...

Coffee is really an effective beverage especially for people working off the clock. well, I always drink coffee because of its antioxidants. But speaking of antioxidants, black rice also has a lot of it inside each grain! I just learned that black rice contains more antioxidants than blueberries of the same amount of serving!

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