Good morning everyone and happy Monday!
Whether it be from work, relationships, friendships or just plain ol’ living, we all live with a measure of stress. Stress can not be avoided but what we can do is take steps to help mitigate the effects of stress.
Sustained stress, if left unchecked, can have a detrimental effect on your health. It can raise blood pressure, promote inflammation and even lead to mood disorders like anxiety and depression. Additionally, stress can lead you to make poor food choices, which in turn, can contribute to even greater stress levels and other health concerns.
In today’s Motivational Monday, I am going to review the 7 foods you should be including in your diet on a regular basis to help you manage stress and it’s impact on your health. I also include a bonus suggestion that will make a great addition to your afternoon lunch.
In today’s hectic and demanding world, stress is virtually unavoidable. What is manageable is how you deal with it. Choosing refined, processed and sugary foods as a way of coping is going to keep you in the cycle of stress. Making healthy food choices that include some or all of the foods mentioned in today’s video can make all the difference in how you deal with life’s stressors.
Once you have watched the video, I am curious to know…
Are you feeling the effects of stress? And if so, what is your best stress-busting practice? Do you eat a particular food that calms you in a healthy way? AND is there a food on this list that you can see yourself including on a regular basis to help calm your mind and promote a sense of peace? Let me know, as I’d love to hear!
I hope you have a serene and happy Monday! And I look forward to hearing your comments below.