Beat Emotional Binge Eating by Eating
Stress eating can result in a lot of weight gain, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Nourishing your nerves with the following foods can actually calm you down, and can also counteract the damage that chronic pressure does to your body. The next time you feel overwhelmed, eat your way calm, with these super foods.
Depression has been linked to low levels of folic acid, and one vegetable that boosts this mood-enhancing nutrient is asparagus.
Nuts (Almonds, Pistachios & Walnuts)
They’re bursting with vitamin E, an antioxidant that bolsters the immune system, and also contain B vitamins, which may help your body hold up during stressful events.
We need B vitamins for healthy nerves and brain cells, and feelings of anxiety may be rooted in a B vitamin deficiency. Avocados are rich in stress-relieving B vitamins and also high in monounsaturated fat and potassium, which can help lower blood pressure.
Calcium can reduce muscle spasms and soothe tension, and it may also reduce stressful PMS symptoms such as mood swings, anxiety, and irritability.
Blueberries pack a powerful punch of antioxidants and vitamin C, making them mighty stress-busters, our bodies need vitamin C when we are stressed and antioxidants to help repair and protect cells.
Carbohydrates make the brain produce more serotonin, the same relaxing brain chemical released when you eat dark chocolate. The more slowly your body absorbs carbs, the more steadily serotonin flows. Because thick, hearty oatmeal is high in fiber, few things take longer for your stomach to digest.
Vitamin C is known to lower blood pressure and the stress hormone cortisol.
A diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids help keep cortisol and adrenaline from overflowing . Salmon is one of the very best sources of omega-3s.
Spinach can have a comforting effect, it is packed with magnesium, a mineral that helps regulate cortisol levels and promote feelings of wellbeing.
The amino acid tryptophan found in turkey signals the brain to release the feel-good chemical serotonin, which promotes calmness and even tiredness.