Friday, 7 February 2014

Steve Olschwanger Foods that calm the mind and the body

When things go wrong and you feel stressed, try to handle it. As when we cannot change the situation handling it correctly is a best choice says, Steven Olschwanger. Foods are capable of calm our body and mind. So we can lessen the stress by eating those foods which are also very good for health.

Chemicals in the brain can be controlled by  some foods. Even if we practice a lot of exercises and our food habit is same as before then we can’t see any differences in the body and mind. So first change the food habit. What we are taking in is more important than what we do out, says Steve Olschwanger

When your body doesn’t have enough of Iron the oxygen flow to the body muscle and brain will decrease and it causes tiredness, irritability and disturb in concentration. So when you feel stress having high nutritional food will help in keeping a good physical and mental state.

Here Steven lists some foods which helps in calming the mind and body.

Vitamin B rich foods:
Fish, dried herbs and spices, pine nuts, pistachios, beans and breakfast cereals are rich in vitamin B1, which is very good for controlling anxiety.
Vitamin B6 is good for nervous system when you didn’t get enough of vitamin B6 it can produce irritability, nervousness, mental confusion, insomnia, tension and anxiety. Sweet potato, carrot, bitter gourd, banana, avocado, buttermilk ,oatmeal, chicken and fish are rich in vitamin B6. When vitamin B12 is combined with vitamin B6 it helps in increasing  the secretion of serotonin this helps in calming nerves and anxiety. 

Magnesium helps in preventing panic attacks, anxiety, fear, restlessness, nervousness and irritability. Raw spinach, beans and lentils,lady’s finger, pumpkin, peas, broccoli, grapefruit, cucumbers, nuts and seeds, whole grains, avocados, bananas, figs, fish are sources of Magnesium.

Chocolates helps in calming mind. Purest dark chocolate is the  best choice to eat when you feel stressed, don’t go for a milk chocolate but dark chocolate which is made up of cocoa. This pure chocolate doesn’t sweet sweet but little bitter, it’s a bitter sweet. This stimulates opioids which is a pleasure chemical in body and makes you feel better.

Berries like strawberries, raspberries and blueberries are rich in vitamin c. They can control the cortisol, which is a stress hormone.

Green Tea
Green Tea contains L-theanine it creates a relaxed and calm state of mind by reducing anxiety. It improves sleep, calms the heart and lowers blood pressure.

So follow the useful tips from Steve Olschwanger. Eat these foods and beat stress. Stay healthy. 

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