Control Workplace Stress By The Foods You Eat


The Network Journal

Mediterranean diet expert Stella Metsovas adds, “You definitely want to stay far, far away from sugars and alcohol. Top foods to stay clear from: sweetened beverages, fried foods and sodium.”

Stress Reducers: Foods to Eat

•    Turkey.  The tryptophan in turkey is an amino acid that increases serotonin production, which in turn alleviates stress. But don’t overdo the turkey—too much can make you sluggish.
•    Dark Leafy Vegetables.  Greens such as spinach and kale have magnesium, which is a relaxing agent.
•    Nuts and Seeds. Snack on pumpkin seeds, which is also high in magnesium, says Metsovas. Munch on walnuts, which are a great source of Omega 3s.  Also add cashews and sunflower seeds, both of which have relaxing tryptophan.
•    Yam, Sweet Potatoes and Carrots. They all have high levels of potassium, which is shown to reduce blood pressure.
•    Fruits.
 Citrus fruits such as oranges and grapefruit, as well as papaya are great way because of their vitamin C. Vitamin C has been shown to reduce stress and blood pressure
•    Salmon.  All the experts say salmon is a must because it is loaded with Omega 3 essential fatty acids. It promotes blood flow and increase serotonin production. And makes your brain work better.