Bordered appointment calendar? The date with the best friend for reasons of time already three times moved? At the yoga class almost always at least five minutes late? In order not to lose heart in the daily hustle and bustle, there is a simple, delicious and effective anti-stress program: fruits and vegetables. Some tips? No problem:
Small fruit snacks for nerves of steel
For example, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries or a salad with green peppers and nuts are a delicious secret recipe for extra relaxation. Because in green vegetables, berry fruit or in nuts is the anti-stress mineral: magnesium. It inhibits the excitement of nerves and muscles and protects the nerves. Anger in the office or stress with the neighbors are eaten quickly with the appropriate portion of fruit and vegetables.
Vitamins with anti-stress effect
The agony of choice can be really stressful. For the question "A, B, C or E?" On the other hand, the thing is simple: because each of these vitamins strengthens the nerves. Vitamins A, C and E, for example, can protect against oxidative stress - that is, from aggressive oxygen compounds that damage the nerve cells of the brain.
The B vitamins, which are found in vegetables, legumes and nuts, for example, have a positive effect on the nerves' resilience, performance and mood. So why not try it out as a natural anti-stress remedy, eating 5 servings of fruit and vegetables every day, as recommended by the 5-day campaign sponsored by the European Union? Incidentally, with the vitamins and phytochemicals contained in fruits and vegetables, you are not only defying stress, you can also enjoy low-calorie enjoyment for free.
Green vegetables for a cool head
Even with calcium, the all-rounder among the minerals, you keep a cool head: Because calcium not only strengthens bones and teeth, but also keeps your nerves and muscles fit. This calcium is not only in dairy products, but also in kale, broccoli and other dark green vegetables. So in the future, who sees green instead of red, where everything is technically paletti.
Good mood? Simply enjoy!
Good mood makes you stress resistant - so far, so well known. But our body can also produce good mood itself. For example, it works quite simply with legumes, bananas or sunflower seeds. Because it contains so-called tryptophans, from which the body forms the happiness hormone serotonin. This messenger substance has a similar effect as endorphins, which are released, for example, during sports or an intense kiss.