Can what I eat reduce my stress?

Alonzo Osche

Did you know you can help improve your stress levels by changing your diet? Yes, eating certain foods can boost your mood and reduce stress.

 

The foods we eat can affect more than just our weight and physical health. They play a significant role in our mental health as well. Research has shown that the keto diet influences both our physical and emotional well-being. If you would like to know more about this diet or other nutrition advices, you can speak to a medical professional. Click on the links to read more about the benefits of a good diet and how what you eat can trigger bad health.

 

What is “keto,” and how can it improve my emotional well-being?

The Keto diet focuses on low carbs, high fats. It involves drastically reducing your carbohydrate intake, which puts your body in a metabolic state called ketosis. While in this metabolic state, your body burns fat for energy. The fat is turned into ketones in the liver, which provide energy for the brain. 

 

The keto diet provides a feel-good effect and boosts brainpower. A diet low in carbohydrates and high in fats comprise foods that have excellent antioxidant effects and promote not only physical but mental health as well.

 

Superfoods to improve your mood

The following foods are all a part of the keto diet and can improve mental and physical health.

#1: Chocolate

Dark chocolate and cacao both contain an amino acid called Tryptophan that your brain uses to produce serotonin. This is the feel-good chemical that can improve happiness and boost your mood.

#2: Avocados

Avocados are a superfood and part of the healthy fat’s family. They are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids with can reduce stress and anxiety and boost your concentration and mood. Avocado is also a great antioxidant and is a substantial source of vitamins.

#3: Fish

Fatty fish such as tuna, sardines, mackerel, and other oily fish can help prevent heart disease and lower stress levels. They are full of Omega-3’s which ease depression and interact with mood-related brain molecules.

#4: Calcium 

As children, our mothers gave us a glass of warm milk to help us sleep better. There was a scientific fact behind her methods. Calcium can help muscles relax, which can stabilize your mood and reduce depression.

#5: Nuts

Nuts such as walnuts and pistachios are high in healthy fats and vitamin B. They are also magnesium-rich, which may help you manage anxiety better and reduce stress levels

#6: High-fiber foods

Beans, peas, kale, broccoli, spinach, and berries are all great gut-friendly foods. They are high in antioxidants and can reduce stress and anxiety. Fiber fights oxidative stress and inflammation. 

#7: Citrus Fruits and strawberries

These fruits are best for vitamin C. They are delicious and can help ease stress and anxiety.

Conclusion

If you are stressed or feeling blue, why not try one of our superfoods known to reduce stress and anxiety levels? Make a smoothie, serve up steamed fish and veg, or enjoy a citrus fruit in the sunshine. Treat your stress and anxiety naturally and enjoy the health benefits of a change in your diet.

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