Fight Stress with Healthy Eating

Fight Stress with Healthy Eating

Whenever we get too busy or stressed, we all tend to make poor food choices that will actually increase stress and cause other problems.

To get the most benefits from healthy eating and fighting stress, follow these simple tips.

1. Always eat breakfast.

Even though you may think you are not hungry, you need to eat something. Skipping breakfast makes it harder to maintain the proper sugar levels in your blood during the day. Oatmeal with berries is an excellent breakfast to fight stress. 

If you are running late make yourself a smoothie. Try a banana chocolate smoothie to take with you.

Fight stress with healthy breakfast

2. Carry a snack.

Keeping some protein rich snacks in your car, office, or purse/briefcase will help you avoid blood sugar level dips, the accompanying mood swings, and the fatigue.

Trail mix, granola bars and nuts; such as walnuts and cashews all have the nutrients you need. Walnuts have omega 3 which helps fight stress.  We often are low in zinc when we are stressed; so nuts are a great snack.

Fight Stress with Healthy Eating

3. Healthy munchies.

If you like to munch when you’re stressed out, you can replace chips or other non healthy foods with carrot sticks, celery sticks or sunflower seeds. Grab an orange or a bowl of fresh berries. 

Broil asparagus until they are crisp. Yum Yum!  Asparagus is high in folate.

4. Bring your lunch.

Although a lot of people prefer to eat fast food for lunch, you can save a lot of money and actually eat healthier, if you take a few minutes and pack a lunch at home. Even if you only do this a few times a week, you’ll see a much better improvement over eating out.

Pack salads, fruit, raw vegetables, yogurt and green tea. Throw in a handful of cashews for their zinc content. Remember all of these foods will help fight stress.  

Fight Stress with healthy eating 5. Stock your fridge and cupboards.

As important as it is to get the bad food out of your house; it’s even more important to get the good food in! The best way to do this is to plan a menu of healthy meals and snacks at the beginning of the week.

List the ingredients you need, then go shopping. This way, you’ll know what you want when you need it and you will not have to stress over what to eat.

 

 

 

If you received some valuable tips from my post please share with your friends. Remember that you can fight stress with healthy eating.

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Louann Pearl

I love sharing valuable tips that will help you enhance your overall health with proper nutrition and daily lifestyle habits. Many of us have forgotten that our brain is one of the most important organs that we have been blessed with; so you will notice that many of my posts focus on brain health.

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2 Comments

  • Sylvie Anne Hanes

    Reply Reply February 3, 2018

    Great tips – I always try to have some healthy snacks on hand, and in the car. Keeps me from turning into a fast food window ordering lane!

    • Louann Pearl

      Reply Reply February 3, 2018

      Ends up saving you time in a lineup and money! I am thrilled that you got some value from my post.

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