4 Foods That Reduce Stress | A Little Bit Better With Keri Glassman

Hey, I’m Keri Glassman, here with some quick
and simple tips to help you feel just a little bit better. It’s easy to look at food as
fuel your body needs to go, or as something to indulge in. But don’t forget that food
has the potential to affect you in many other ways, depending upon what cool nutrients it
contains. Some foods can actually help relieve stress. For example, avocados contain a little
something called glutathione, a substance that blocks intestinal absorption of damaging
fats, which can cause oxidative stress. Cashews contain zinc, which plays a role in hormone
regulation, immune health, and neurological function. If we are stressing out, our immune
systems take a huge hit, so getting enough zinc is going to help kick that cold. Dark
chocolate is known to lower blood pressure, and of course chocolate can brighten your
mood even without that direct health benefit. Green Tea contains an amino acid, theanine,
which has been shown to protect against cancer as well as being a brain booster and performance
enhancer. And the act of drinking a warm mug of tea is calming all on its own. And those
are just a few of the potentially stress-reducing foods. So remember: Food is what fuels you,
but learning what nutrients are inside of what you eat, and what they do, will have
you feeling just a little bit better.

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