Eating healthy reduces stress

On this page I’m going to give you a clear understanding, of how eating healthy reduces stress. How we eat definitely affects our stress level and can change our behaviour patterns, this is something very important since that can affect our day to day living.
Between work, kids, activities, chores, more work, and trying to find time for a social life, there seems to be very little room for relaxation. However, all of our busy habits cause us stress, which can be detrimental to our health.


Does eating healthy reduces stress?

Health and Fitness

When you eat balanced meals, your energy levels stabilize and you won’t go through as many up and down in your energy levels. eating on time every day, exercising daily and eating the right foods can definitely reduce stress

We all go through or you probably know someone who’s going a stressful situation. Perhaps you’re dealing with one right now and are looking for ways to cope and manage. Stress affects everyone; it’s actually a natural response for how our brains and bodies react to demands.

But learning to manage stress is important to our lives overall, eating the right foods helps Our body’s reaction towards stress, it also helps us feel more alert, focused, and motivated, so eating healthy definitely reduces stress.


Manage Stress with Healthy Eating 

Our immune systems require adequate amounts of sleep, exercise, and good nutrition. Unfortunately, long term stress can lead to fatigue and negatively impact our moods, causing us to look older than we really are, in some cases making it difficult to make healthy lifestyle decision and choices.

Many people tend to overeat during times of stress  thinking that just eating can help, turning to foods that are quick and comforting but often loaded with fat, sodium, and sugar. And if you’re over using caffeine daily to boost your energy…that can affect you regular hours of sleep that you suppose to be having. Being thoughtful or think of what you eat, especially during stressful circumstances, it can help you manage stress levels and change the way you respond to it. remember.. is not eating, is what you eat can help you with stress levels.


Eat on time Daily

When you’re stressed, it’s easy to put off meals or even skip meals altogether. As a result, your mood and energy levels will move up and down and Blood sugar levels can fall, leading to increased stress. that can also leads to many other sickness that can lead to death as well.

keep mealtimes pleasant and separate from work or other sources of stress. If you’re eating at a desk while you work, or paying bills while you eat dinner, generally trying to multi task, something’s got to give. Take time out to sit down and relax while you eat. You’re likely to eat less and enjoy it more.


Sleeping

This is a topic I must touch on since not having enough sleep can definitely raise our stress level, When we don’t get enough sleep, our bodies release more cortisol than usual. Cortisol is a stress hormone, which in excess can have us very tired and stressed out. Sleep helps our body go into repair mode, renewing our cells. This is vital for our entire body, and a good night’s rest can help relieve psychological stress.

Having enough sleep is vital to taking you through the day, in some case you need to have a good night rest to preform on your Job, for eg. a pilot cannot fly for extensive hours with our having sufficient rest, same goes for a truck driver.

In order to perform at a high level our body must have sufficient rest to do so.


Mindless Snacking-

Mindless Snacking is when you eat High-calorie comfort foods, or junk foods that stimulate the release certain chemicals in the brain that make us feel rewarded, but this only in the short term. They also make us want to keep eating, and in a vicious cycle, overeating can lead to  over weight, which increases psychological stress. Sugary treats like ice cream might also give you a temporary feel-good moment.

If you feel the need to eat, reach for nutritious foods, I also learn that crunchy foods can help relieve stress by putting tight jaw muscles to work. Better alternative snacks include almonds, soy nuts or baby carrots.


Here are some stress relieve foods-
Pistachios,

Walnuts,

Avocados,

Spinach,

whole Grains, Salmon.


Eating Healthy Generally Reduces Stress

Eating Healthy should be our main focus if we’re actually looking to enjoy living and living longer than average, for what is living if you not healthy, is only a matter of time before anything break down if it is not properly maintain or feed in our case, even a machine has to be maintain to last longer, your car has to be properly maintain to serve you well.

Is the same with our bodies, we have to do the right maintainance or eat the right foods and our bodies will generally serve us well, we definitely has to fit in exercise in our daily routine too, since that also helps us with stress levels.

Ways or things you can do to alleviate Stress-

  • Don’t focus on the problem.
  • Try some Yoga.
  • Go for a walk.
  • Get a head massage.
  • Play a game.
  • Don’t drink Rum:) or do drugs
  • Play music

Just do the things you like, things that would’t be bad for you, things that will take you mind off the problem at hand. Stimulants cannot remove the problem I mention no drugs or rum drinking, that only help to forget it at the moment, when you get sober the problem will still be there.
Laughing brings you into the brighter side of your daily life. Read or crack some jokes, go to the movie, try to see a comedy movie when you do.

I certainly hope this is very helpful to you, ANY question you can leave it at the bottom of this page, I’ll be more than happy to read your comments, you can FREELY email me as well, my address is at the bottom, love to hear from you and will get right back at you as soon as possible.

Earl

CEO & COE

Email-
earl@healthandfitness20.com

13 thoughts on “Eating healthy reduces stress”

  1. Your guide is very awesome for everyone on Eating healthy to reduce stress. While reading I know that Our immune systems require adequate amounts of sleep, exercise, and good nutrition. Unfortunately, long term stress can lead to fatigue and negatively impact our mood. I understand lots of new things. Eating Healthy should be our main focus if we’re actually looking to enjoy living and living longer than average. I hope everyone will follow your guide.

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  2. Stress along with obesity is one of the modern top killers of America. The worst seems to be that they work together. Most of the people go for a BigMc or for a cigarette instead of an apple or glass full fo water.

    It’s really important, as you mentioned, to gain balance by being awake during the day and fully slept and relax during sleeping time. Meditation is a good alternative. Humans are supposed to be herbal animals (that’s what science says, at least). Why do we insist on going against our true nature?

    This post tries to open our eyes to this amazing threat by giving us the tools to make proactive and positive change. Thanks for a great post!

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  3. Eating healthy does reduce stress, but ironically, people eat more when they are stress. They crave for sweet items such as chocolate which makes them feel happy. After a long day of hard work, people tend to go for a big meal. So when people have long term stress, they are prone to being overweight. Of course, not everyone is like this. So it really takes strong willpower and discipline to eat healthy if you are in stressful situations in life. 

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    • you sure right about that, I also touch on just what you said, eating to reduce stress, you’re so right.

      Thanks for that comment.

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  4. Hey, You are doing awesome work by sharing your guide on Eating healthy to reduces stress. Your step by step guide helped a lot. While reading I know grate thing that Mindless Snacking is when we eat High-calorie comfort foods, or junk foods that stimulate the release certain chemicals in the brain that make us feel rewarded but it happens only for the short time. Thanks for sharing an awesome guide.

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  5. Hello, I really want to first appreciate your effort in putting this great website together and writing this article. it took me a serious control to stop eating massive junks. i grew up loving so much junks to the point where i couldn’t do without it for a day.. your article ha really been helpful and we need more of this.

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  6. You’ve struck a chord here.  I just went through a really stressful week, and after looking at your post, decided I didn’t really help out my stress level by the way I was eating.  It’s hard, in the midst of stress, to think about planning a good meal, especially as stress often causes me to lose my appetite.  Then I have to give myself a lecture and go fix something to eat.

    One thing I have been doing lately is working on relaxing my entire body when readying for sleep…starting at the scalp; going through forehead, eyebrows, eyes, temples, cheeks, jaw, and on down the body.  Often I don’t make it all the way through without falling asleep.  Just the relaxing removes a great deal of stress.

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  7. Very useful guide. As we know our immune systems require adequate amounts of sleep, exercise, and good nutrition. Many people tend to overeat during times of stress thinking that just eating can help, turning to foods that are quick and comforting but often loaded with fat, sodium, and sugar. Nice to know that we have to keep mealtimes pleasant and separate from work or other sources of stress. Your guide is very helpful for everyone.

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