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Stressed? These are the Foods to Eat

Stress is a temporary disorder that varies from person to person. However if not treated it can result in blood pressure depression or even death at times. But there is good news for those of us who prefer to treat everything at home because the following foodstuffs will help in managing vagaries of stress.


It supports body functions like metabolism and cellular growth, which is a building block for neurotransmitter, acetylcholine, which promotes intelligence and memory in the brain. The liver is involved in fat transport, DNA synthesis, and the nervous system.


Garlic is high in sulfur, a compound that increases levels of glutathione, which is a powerful antioxidant. Garlic also helps transport mercury to the brain which in turn reduces stress. Another thing is that garlic supports the immune system via regenerating Vitamin C and vitamin E.


Carrot has betacarotene which is converted into vitamin A


They are packed with vitamins, amino acids, antioxidants, and minerals, required for a healthy stress response. A whole egg contains choline which in turn helps in reducing stress.


They are rich in taurine, vitamin B12, Zinc and Copper, and amino acids that produce neurotransmitters like dopamine which are essential in regulating stress and anxiety.

sweet potatoes

They are usually rich in fiber, antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins which lowers the stress hormone cortisol, thus reducing stress. Sweet potatoes also support the immune system, healthy vision, and gut health.

red and white meat

They are rich in Vitamin Bs which are essential for stress and mood control.

sunflower seeds

They are rich in vitamin E. Vitamin E contains nutrients like Magnesium, copper, selenium, Manganese, Zinc, and B Vitamins

Other foods that manage stress include; dark chocolate. milk, oranges, green tea, Yoghurt which also boosts the immune system.

Content created and supplied by: martha njoroge (via Opera News )

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