Nutrients that help fight stress

Dr. Anna Shutova, a Russian nutrition expert, said that there are foods that help a person deal with psychological stress.

In a statement to Gazeta.ru, she points out that sometimes some psychological tension is beneficial. Because these cases are the starting point for making more positive changes in a person’s life.

She adds, but when a person suffers from chronic stress, his body will use up all its defenses and become weak or various diseases.

According to the expert, in order to reduce the level of stress and minimize its effects and consequences as much as possible, it is necessary to follow a few simple rules: be physically active, eat healthy food, give up bad habits, wander as long as possible. and reduce your coffee intake.

It emphasizes the need for activity and work and does not allow stress to develop into a chronic stage.

“This should be after the stress phase, the relaxation phase, during which the body returns to a state of balance,” she says.

The expert notes that there are foods that you need to eat more often to reduce the impact of stress. These foods contain a good proportion of magnesium – leafy greens, nuts, legumes, seeds, and whole grains. Bananas, sweet potatoes, spinach and seafood are natural antidepressants. Also, dark chocolate and cocoa help improve the condition of the nerves.

Other foods that help relieve stress include tulsi green tea (holy basil tea), chamomile, mint, and thyme.

Source: Izvestia newspaper.