Relieving Stress the Natural Way
Many years ago stress was said to be the number one killer just as high blood pressure was said to be the silent killer. We live in a world where we are faced with so many issues that must be dealt with.
Burying our heads in the sand will not cause it to go away. This (stress) 5 letter word has done so much damage to families and individuals which is so sad.
On a yearly basis, millions are in the doctor’s office trying to find some relief from this word that we call stress. The situation that many face may be different but it is all the same in that it brings stress.
How we deal with stress will determine our outcome at the end of the day and I am pretty sure we all want to see the silver lining or rainbow when the smoke clears.
We can go on and on about this topic that so many people are familiar with however we will be looking at how to get rid of stress the natural way.
Getting rid of stress the natural way
So many drugs are sold over the counter that promises to bring relief and while in some cases they may help the thing is many of these drugs have side effects that can really hurt you, in the long run,
they may be fast-acting but at what cause. Going natural is a great way to get rid of stress and the best part is you don’t have to worry about side effects. Now I understand that the process of going the natural way may take longer but this is a safe way to get rid of stress.
Here are some superfoods that have proven to get the job done and to help win the war on stress.
Superfoods in action
1. Avocados are rich in potassium which is good for keeping blood pressure normal.
2. Carrots are next on the list with their ability to get the job done.
3. Bananas are also a good source because these fruits are loaded with potassium.
4. It’s ok to go nuts over nuts because nuts are a good source of vitamins that can boost your immune system helping you to beat stress. Walnuts, almonds, and pistachios can really help.
5. Oranges are loaded with Vitamin C that plays a major part in keeping your blood in check.
6. Fish is a good source. Omega 3 is found in fish like salmon and tuna which have been known to relieve stress.
7. Eating veggies raw helps with stress. The crunch of these veggies is a good stress reliever.
8. Exercise is a great activity and has proven to be an effective stress reliever so join a club, a gym or take those sneakers out of the closet dust them off, and hit the park.
9. Broccoli is loaded with folic acid that aids in stress relief.
10. Cantaloupe is also a good source of Vitamin C that can help combat stress.
Other tips on stress relief
Other tips for stress relief may include
1. Going on hikes or nature walks
2. Getting involved in a charity.
3. Starting a hobby like gardening and fishing.
4. Drawing or painting.
5. Playing video or board games.
7. Playing with your kids.
8. Have a barbecue.
9. Visit art galleries.
10. Listen to nice soothing classical music.
11. Go to the museum.
12. Build model planes, boats, etc…
13. Try new cooking and baking recipes.
14. Putting puzzle pieces together.
15. An adult coloring book is pretty awesome.
16. Go bird watching.
17. Fly a kite.
These are just a few of the many stress relievers to try. I am pretty sure with your creative thinking you can add to this list.
The final word
The good news is stress can be beaten it is all a matter of including these ideas in your day-to-day life and before you know it you will be on top of the world and stress will be a thing of the past.
So try these tips and watch as you start your day each morning with a new burst of energy.
About the author
Norman loves being in the garden, both at home and for his job....
he is 'Natures Little helper' being outdoors, growing his vegetables and flowers from an early age.
Now having spent over 22 years in the profession he want to give some of his knowledge to others...
his vast array of hints and tips you will find scattered over this site will help you no end growing plants in your garden.
8 thoughts on “Foods that relieves stress”
Hi Norman, great info! I experience stress from my work. I exercise and that helps a lot with my stress. However, never thought about food that can help with it. And the best thing is that I love all the foods in your list! Thanks for the article.
All the best to you,
I could not agree more!
Thank you Norman for this informative post, and you have also given me a few ideas for fun things to do to keep stress away, such as bird watching and kite flying.
I am already enjoying all of the foods on your list, but I know that I need to go to the farmers market and get some more fresh local stress buster foods.
Exit particles I have known for some time now as a vegan that if you change the way that you eat you can change your entire Health around. My favorite super foods are chia seeds and kale a drink a lot of smoothies and I add chia seeds to almost all of them. I get as much kale in as possible. These Foods really do change your health. And give you amazing results as far as your body’s performance. Thank you so much for this helpful and informative article I look forward to hearing more from you in the future.
Hello Michelle so good to meet you. These superfoods are truly amazing and are so beneficial to our bodies so happy to hear of the healthy lifestyle that you are living. I am so happy that I could help. All the best to you and have a good day.
Hello Norman, Great article on stress and it’s effects. I’m a believer in all natural ways to maintaining your health.
I use a lot of the superfoods that you wrote about in the smoothies that I make for myself and others. I didn’t realize that they were helping reduce stress levels but come to think of it I’m a lot less stressed out than what I use to be.
Do you have any other suggestions for reducing stress? I’m sure that everyone would be interested in learning about them. Thanks for sharing this helpful info.
Hello, Robert thanks a million for those kind words. I am so happy that I could help. It is good to see that you are using some of these superfoods that is so beneficial to our bodies. Other stress relievers includes. Going swimming, jogging, cycling, listening to music, cross word puzzles, play games, do gardening. It is just finding things that you like doing an is very relaxing. Hope this helps.
Thanks for the tips and the great information Norman. I had no idea stress could be helped with what we feed ourselves. I am going to remember this and then try a few of those tips. I know that even being out in the garden pulling those dreaded weeds allows your mind to drift and with it, the stress drifts away as well. Even short periods seem to help.
Hi Norman, I was just recently trying to find out how to relieve stress through natural methods and didn’t realize that certain foods might make a difference. So thank you for the information.