Stress more and more often affects each of us and undoubtedly hinders us in everyday functioning. We cannot logically think, we are very nervous and we have no power to act. There is also insomnia and lack of appetite, digestive problems, stomach pains, hair loss. However, a diet arose, the recommendations of which were developed in such a way that food used on a daily basis soothes nerves that eliminates the level of harmful stress.
The causes of stress are known to each of us. Most often, these are problems at work, school or related to family life, as well as problems with falling asleep, insufficient sleep and even the use of certain medications.
The products used in the anti-stress diet are mainly:
– fresh vegetables and fruits
– dark bread and grain
– unrefined vegetable fats – coconut oil, linseed oil
Products to avoid are mainly processed products (i.e. fast food, ready-made sauces, frozen foods), and simple sugars. It’s worth mentioning that coffee, black tea and alcohol should not be drunk on a regular basis, because, as you know, these beverages naturally increase blood pressure, which is already high in stressful situations. In addition, caffeine can affect the acidification of the body.
The cause of stress can be a deficiency of B vitamins, which can be easily supplemented through food. We find them in eggs, animal liver, venison, lean cheese, brown rice, vegetables (mainly legumes and greens), almonds and mushrooms.
It’s worth mentioning that magnesium is an element that significantly supports thinking, and its too small amount in the body may cause concentration disorders, which in turn may hinder everyday work or study. Magnesium can be found primarily in: real cocoa, black and white beans, fish and seafood, almonds and cashews, spinach.
The human nervous system is also affected by unsaturated fatty acids. They are necessary for us and their deficiency can even lead to a nervous breakdown and depression. To prevent this, eat a lot of fish, especially mackerel and sardines. Linseed oil will also be helpful in reducing stress.
How else can we counteract stress?
Let’s try to rest and not be upset. If we need help, do not be afraid to ask for it. With proper support, it will be easier for us to meet all our commitments. Let’s think positively and if we notice that our well-being does not improve, then try to find a psychologist’s help – it may be the beginning of a nervous breakdown.
If you notice the following symptoms, report to the doctor:
– shaking hands
– breathing problems
– difficulties with memorizing
– lack of appetite
– less energy
– stomach pains and diarrhea
– prolonged headaches
All these symptoms can be disturbing, so you should be interested in them. Long-term stress has a very bad effect on our well-being and health. It’s more likely that there will be problems with the functioning of the heart. It can even lead to a heart attack that is threatening our lives. If we feel overwhelmed by duties, we can take care of our sleep. We will also help drink lemon balm and take herbal supplements.