5 Good Eats to Help Relax the Mind

May 28th, 2015

Keeping a calm and relaxed mindset is a tough task for most to maintain in this hectic world. Here are a few simple easy-to-prepare foods that can help ease anxiousness and maintain a zen-like frame of mind.

 

 

 

1. Cantaloupe

Benefits: The potassium in cantaloupes can help normalize the heartbeat and give a consistent flow of oxygen to the brain, allowing a person to relax and feel more focused, as bluehost opposed to overwhelmed. Studies have found that cantaloupes can calm the nerves and relieve anxiety or anxiousness, which can help to gain a better night’s sleep.

How to eat it: Slice it up and enjoy or add the rind to your favorite juice.

2. Avocado

Benefits: They’re rich in stress-relieving b vitamins. They also contain a large amount of monounsaturated fat and potassium, which may help to lower blood pressure.

How to eat it: Slice and enjoy any way you desire… adding a drizzle of lemon juice, olive oil and a dash of salt & pepper is a super yummy way to prepare avocado.

3. Asparagus

Benefits: This veggie is loaded with b vitamins that can help to ease stress. They’re also known to have antidepressant properties, along with increasing the production and secretion of estrogen, resulting in a rejuvenating and calming effect on the nervous system.

How to eat it: Sauté with fresh minced garlic, lemon, salt and pepper… so simple, yet so delicious!

4. Blueberries

Benefits: These berries are packed with antioxidants and vitamin c, which can assist in repairing and protecting cells during periods of stress to help you keep your cool.

How to eat it: Add a handful of these yummy berries to your favorite yogurt, smoothie or eat alone.

5. Walnuts

Benefits: Theses nuts are an excellent source of brain food, their omega-3 fats help to lower blood pressure when you’re feeling stressed out.

How to eat it: Throw a handful of unsalted walnuts in yogurt, salads, oatmeal or just eat alone.

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