Stress impacts your overall health. Stress can impact your children’s health as well. We have shared a few tips on how to manage stress during stressful time (like the holidays). You can review these suggestions here. I recently came across this great article on foods that can help relieve stress and wanted to share it: http://selfcarers.com/foods-that-relieve-stress/. This list is by no means exhaustive and it does contain one food I cannot recommend and that is low-fat cottage cheese. I am usually anti-dairy, and would not recommend cottage cheese for any reason. This list does provide some other great ideas though for what to put on your plate today if you are feeling stressed.
Selfcarers.com begins with a few thoughts I totally agree with:
“We all know that tension can wreak havoc on our eating patterns. But the right (healthy!) foods can often help tame mindless munching and cravings and, better yet, actually lower overall anxiety and its symptoms. It’s no surprise that when you eat well, you feel well. While eating a healthy and well-balanced diet is essential, your diet can also be modified to help target physical and emotional states. Stress management can be powerful for wellness, since too much stress is bad for you. There are many strategies, and one of them includes what you eat. Read on to learn the foods that relieve stress.”
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