Are you having problems with Stress, Insomnia, and Headaches???
Well I think it's time to deal with these issues in a Clever way...
Food, yes, certain foods help to deal and or release some of these issues.
First Stress, it's so HUGE now a days. Everyone is dealing with some sort of stress. It's sad that so many people are getting sick, having Anxiety, depression because of stressful situations.
Of course I will recommend exercise to deal with stress but here are a few healthy options.
Sunflower seeds: Are a great source of folate, which helps your body produce a pleasure inducing brain chemical called dopamine. Try 1 or 2 Tbsp for a snack.
Spinach: Spinach improves your body's response to stress, studies show that Spinach has magnesium.
Try adding to smoothies, salads
Blueberries: Their antioxidants counteract the effect of stress hormones like cortisol on your body.
Try 1/2 cup with your morning cereal.
Clever Combo: Make a spinach salad add your favorite greens such as cucumber, lettuce, kale. Top with blueberries and sunflower seeds...
Yikes, I can't imagine not sleeping. I don't know about you but if I don't sleep I feel crazy.
Check this out, did you know that Yogurt, bananas, and potatoes are good for Insomnia.
Yogurt: Calcium rich boost levels of serotonin, a calming hormone that promote sleep.
Try 6 to 8 oz of yogurt before bedtime.
Bananas: The are packed with vitamin B6 a vitamin that helps keep your internal clock ticking normally, signaling when to fall asleep and when to wake up.
Try a banana everyday.
Potatoes: Research shows that high glycemic index foods like potatoes have a sedative effect.
Try half a potato 4 hours before bedtime.
Clever Combo: I love adding yogurt to my fruit. Cut into small pieces strawberries, bananas, peaches and 6 oz. of Greek yogurt. Top it with 2 tbs. of granola, Enjoy!
After stress people look for ways to have energy, we are living in a crazy world, where we are constantly trying to deal with stress and have energy to do what we want to do. For this I suggest balance what's wild is when you exercise you have more energy. So go for it..also try these healthy alternatives.
Almonds or Almond butter: They help stabilize energy levels thanks to a mix of protein and healthy fat.
Try a small handful of almonds or 1 tbs. almond butter.
Coffee: Studies show that a cup of coffee may be even better than a power nap for a quick shot of get-up and go.
Try one cup 8 oz. of coffee
Clever Combo: Add 1 tbs.of almond butter to slices of apples...
Last but not least Headaches..
Ouch, I remember when I was younger I would get so many headaches. It's ugly, every noise, smell bothers you. Let's see these awesome healthy ways to combat these painful headaches.
Kale: Magnesium rich greens help you have fewer migraines by fighting inflamation.
Try 2 or more cups a few times a week.
Black Beans: Several studies have linked unstable blood sugar levels to headaches. Black beans are high in fiber and high in magnesium.
Try 1/2 cup several times a week.
Tuna and Halibut: They have healthy omega-3's, which may help halt the inflammation that leads to migraines.
Try one or two 4 oz. serving per week.
Clever combo: For dinner make Tuna or Halibut steaks with a Kale salad topped with black beans and avocado.
I hope you enjoy reading my blog with healthy alternatives. As always, take care of your body. Love life, help people. Live life on purpose.
To our health