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Try to incorporate the following stress-less eating habits to help you cope with daily stresses and strains.
  • Prevent low blood sugar – it’s a stress attractor! Eat regular, healthy, small meals or snacks like provita or rye bread with low fat cottage cheese, black pepper and cucumber. Always have fruit and vegetables as well as nuts and seeds, handy! Sweet cravings can indicate low blood sugar or it can be due to a subtle deficiency of the minerals chromium, vanadium and molybdenum. You can find these in a comprehensive antioxidant food supplement combination.
  • Drink six to eight glasses of water every day. Non-specific cravings can indicate a need for water.
  • Sip away your stress. Drink chamomile, lemon balm, lavender, rooibos, honey bush, rose hip, hibiscus flower, orange blossom and valerian herbal teas, steeped in hot water, together with a spoonful of honey. It will soothe your frazzled nerves! Different varieties are easily available from most supermarkets and other retail stores. Keep it at work and at home.
  • Eat calming foods. Tryptophane boosts the formation of serotonin, the ‘feel good’, calming brain chemical. Try to include unrefined carbohydrates, nuts and bananas.
  • Eat energy boosting foods such as small amounts of protein (cheese, eggs, chicken and meat). It contains the amino acid, tryptamine, that can give you a boost when stress tires you out. Take small, ready prepared portions to work. To improve the health of your nervous system and your stress coping ability, eat beans or legumes, lean meat, whole grain and enriched cereals, poultry, fish like trout, salmon, tuna, sardines and mackerel, dairy products, brewer’s yeast, nuts, seeds as well as fruit and vegetables

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