Saturday, January 4, 2014

Food to Eat to Get Rid of Stress

We often feel stressed when we are overwhelmed with the things happening in our daily lives. It may be caused by our terrorizing boss, a delayed project, an upcoming examination, endless complaints from customers, and other emotional matters regarding our personal relationships. Stress is a negative feeling wherein everything seems too much and we cannot seem to make things work for us. Stress is hard to avoid, but not impossible. In fact, we can eat our way to a stress-free life.

Here are some foods that can help alleviate stress:

1. Make it a habit to drink warm milk which is rich in calcium. According to studies, calcium helps keep anxiety under control. Meanwhile, try adding tofu, bananas, and broccoli in your diet as these contain magnesium which helps relieve stress.

2. Keep stress at bay by eating foods high in Vitamin C. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that prevents the stress hormone cortisol from being released by the adrenal glands. Good sources of Vitamin C include oranges, bell peppers, sweet potatoes, and kiwi.

3. Salmon and tuna are both high in omega-3 fatty acids which can prevent the production of stress hormones. Plus, it’s good for the heart.

4. Eating almonds has also been found to be helpful in fighting stress. This nut is rich in B vitamins and magnesium that both help control stress and temper.

5. Blueberries may be small, but they pack a punch. Aside from the vitamin C they contain, blueberries are also high in fiber which helps ease constipation common in stressed people.

These are just some of the foods that can help us alleviate stress. Remember, it is not enough to eat healthy. Avoiding unhealthy habits is necessary as well. Contrary to what smokers might want to believe, smoking is not a stress reliever as it is bad for the heart. Good health is one of the most important things that people should always prioritize. Stress is normal, but we can always find a way to prevent or fight it.


· Try applying a small amount of lavender oil on the area between your eyebrows. To help promote comfort and reduce stress.

· Plants have been found to decrease infection rates in nursing homes. Plus, it lowers blood pressure, so having plants at home would help.

· People who get a pet after a heart attack are less likely to have another heart attack, especially if they walk their pet.

Written by: Jam Daquio
Revised by: Katrina Pulvera
Photos: Google


  1. Nice post....You're right almonds helps in controlling temper....I ake them daily...

  2. Oh... I never knew banana have magnesium before, thanks for sharing it <3

  3. I needed this really!
    Stressing out for my finals!

  4. such a knowledgeable post. if i were to ask, i am more of blueberries, they come in sweet flavors and that's what i am craving about. :)

  5. This is very helpful. Im undergoing a lot of stress lately and this post really gave me an idea how to be relaxed! Thanks! nice blog too :)

  6. fruits, vegetables and vitamins talaga can release stress!! :D great post jam!