Foods That Help In Stress Management

Foods That Help In Stress Management

By Cynthia Thaik, M.D., FACC

Each and every human being undergoes stress. It’s our body’s natural response whenever we face certain difficult situations in life. Stress may come due our work or from our family affairs, but too much of it can have impact our body and overall heart health. However, there are numerous ways in which you can reduce and even remove stress completely from your life and take charge of challenging events. The different ways in which you can manage stress range from doing various exercises and meditation to eating foods that help calm your mind and body.

Below are some foods that will help in stress management and give you holistic nutrition at the same time:

  1. Oatmeal:

The next time you find yourself stressing out over something, have a bowl of warm oatmeal. Working on an empty stomach will only add to your stress. The easiest and wholesome food you can have is a nice bowl of oats. The oats help to reduce your cholesterol and stress levels. They also keep your stomach fuller for longer as they take time to get digested.

  1. Leafy Vegetables:

Green leafy vegetables like spinach provide a good source of magnesium for the body. When a person has a lack of magnesium in their body, their stress levels usually increase. If you feel that your body is stressed often, then include some leafy veggies into your daily diet. They will help combat stress and will also improve your heart health.

  1. Oranges:

Fruits are always good to include into your diet. Not only are they packed with vitamins and nutrients, but they are also the perfect cure for those hunger pangs. They can easily be had as a wholesome snack. Oranges in particular help a great deal in stress management. The vitamin C present in this fruit strengthens immunity and reduces stress.

If you want to know more about stress management and how a nutritional diet will benefit you, then check out the nutrition services offered by our trained holistic nutritionist.

About the author

Dr. Cynthia Thaik, M.D., FACC is a Harvard-trained cardiologist and functional practitioner serving the greater Los Angeles community at her holistic health center in Burbank and Valencia, CA. Dr. Thaik is the author of Your Vibrant Heart: Restoring Health, Strength, and Spirit from the Body’s Core. Dr. Thaik is dedicated to holistic health and beauty and offers a variety of procedures to help patients look and feel their best. She is assisted in the Spa by a nurse practitioner, a registered nurse, and office manager who collectively have over 30 years of experience in the aesthetics business. To learn more about Dr. Thaik and her team or the Burbank Aesthetics Medical Spa, or to schedule an appointment, please contact medspa@drcynthia.com or call (818) 900-5630.