We all need comfort food every now and then. Weather we feel angry, sad, stressed we look for comfort in the food. And we often don’t solve the problem, we just make another one: overweight. That happens because we look for a solution in wrong kind of food. And there is a right food that will bring the smile back on your face without extra weight.
CHOCOLATE FOR STRESS
Chocolate is really beneficial against stress. It contains ingredients that will lower the level of cortisol that rapidly multiplies in our body when we are under stress. So every time you feel like the stress is going to strike rich out for a piece of dark chocolate, it will be the right choice to deal with the situation without side effects.
WHOLE GRAIN CEREAL FOR SADNESS
Vitamin D deficiency may be a cause of sadness in many cases. Vitamin D produces serotonin, the hormone that is making us calm, relaxed and happy. That is the main reason vitamin D deficiency very often manifests with sadness and depression. To raise the level of vitamin D you need to consume whole grain cereal as well as low fat milk and mushrooms. Doctor will probably prescribe vitamin D and calcium supplements.
APPLES AND PEANUT BUTTER FOR IRRITABILITY
Anxiety is a sign that your body needs the right fuel to keep it going. Combination of carbohydrates with protein (or fat) is the best solution for this problem. Carbohydrates are the perfect source of energy for the body and if you mix them with protein or fats the combination will slow the digestion process and keep the level of sugar in normal level for longer. The perfect choice is apple in combination with peanut butter, it is tasty and it will energize you for at least few hours.
GREEN TEA FOR NERVOUSNESS
Tea is good for the nervous system. Especially good for this kind of problems is green tea. It contains lower level of caffeine and there is no way that it can cause anxiety. Theine from the other side is a nutrient that can calm down and help you stay concentrated. When you feel nervous a cup of quality green tea will calm you down and soothe you fast.
SALMON FOR ANXIETY
Salmon contains very large amount of omega 3 fatty acids. They are essential for healthy heart as well as depression, anxiety, irritability, anger, and similar psychical conditions. There are also herbal sources of these essential fatty acids but according to nutritionists only those that are found in salmon and similar sea fish.