Foods to relieve stress
Avocados are a great source of stress reducing B vitamins, such as Pyridoxine (B-6), riboflavin (B-2), niacin (B-3), folate and pantothenic acid (B-5). B Vitamins support the nervous system, and provide the mitochondria (the power house of our cells) with nutrients necessary for efficient energy production. Vitamin B-5 supports the Adrenal Glands that are often depleted during stressful times. Vitamin B-3 and B-6 play an important role in the synthesis of serotonin (a neurotransmitter) and other feel good chemicals that contribute to a feeling of well being and happiness . These delicious fruit contain magnesium which helps regulate neurotransmitters in our body. Neurotransmitters send messages throughout your brain and nervous system. Magnesium is also an essential nutrient for energy production in the mitochondria, a muscle relaxant and a stress reliever, responsible for an overall feeling of calmness and relaxation. Avocado is abundant in essential fatty acids that protect the nervous system, and help prevent oxidative damage caused by stress. Avocados contain potassium that helps our stomach produce efficient HCL (Hydrochloric Acid essential for digestion), regulate the nervous system and the pH environment in the body that tends to become acidic during stressful times. This amazingly delicious fruit, or more accurately a single seeded superberry, is abundant in alkalizing nutrients and pure health.
Salmon is a wonderful food that nourishes the nervous system, and contributes to an overall feeling of calmness and relaxation.
It contains an abundant amount of Omega 3 fatty acids, choline and the amino acid Taurine that have a calming effect on the body.