Lowering Your Stress Levels

Lowering Your Stress Levels

Some tips for less stress.

Stress can cause visible fine lines and wrinkles in our face, particularly for women in their early 20’s. The recent research study conducted by the Study of Psychology found that stress leads to depression which is one of the main causes of mental illness. Your health may also be at risk when you are stressed. You may gain unwanted weight and can also bring about heart attacks when you are stressed out. So as a responsible person, we should take good care of ourselves. We need to reduce our stress level and live a healthy lifestyle.

But how can we reduce the levels of our stress? First discipline yourself by choosing the right foods to eat instead of eating junk food and unhealthy snack. A healthy snack to eat is trying to snack on a handful of nuts which are good to eat while monitoring your weight. Nuts contain magnesium which lowers the cortisol levels. Choose to eat foods that are rich in folic acid such as broccoli and dark leafy green vegetables.

Eating small amounts of sugar are known for reducing overall levels of stress such as a small amount of sorbet with a vanilla sugar wafer. Try complex carbohydrate-rich foods as it will boost your mood and help you to relax. Omega-3 fatty acids can be found in tuna and salmon is good for the brain.  Drink milk every day as it will lower your blood pressure. Instead of drinking coffee switch to black tea as black tea lowers stress hormones.  You can also try the green tea with theanine as it reduces the tension. Don’t forget to drink a glass of cold water and exercise regularly.

Reference:  http://www.rd.com/slideshows/11-healthy-ways-to-destress-with-food/?trkid=NL-HD-120112