Sunday, September 30, 2012

T-143 : Stressed Desserts?

We talked as a family about too much stress in our lives recently.  While it's common to quote the phrase at right, that's a quick-fix mentality.  I'm not opposed to some sweets now and again but here's some tips for how we can handle racked nerves on a more long-term basis with fairly simple diet and exercise tweaks:

  1. Oranges
  2. Sweet Potatoes
  3. Dried Apricots
  4. Almonds, Pistachios & Walnuts
  5. Turkey
  6. Spinach
  7. Salmon
  8. Avocados
  9. Green Vegetables
More stress-busting tips: 
  • - Exercise regularly 
  • - Eat small meals throughout the day, which will keep your blood sugar stable (when blood sugar is low, mental, physical, and emotional energy decreases, and stress increases).

I wouldn't advocate eating them all, especially if you think they're nasty (like dried apricots)!  But a little here and a little there might go a long way toward peaceful nirvana!  What other tips help you?

Link: http://www.marieclaire.com/health-fitness/advice/reduce-stress-foods
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