Today's post is a short and sweet instalment on foods that are calming for your nervous system. Thankfully, raw cacao (chocolate!) makes an appearance!!
Eating for Calmness
The world we live in today can be extremely busy, and it’s easy to feel a little overwhelmed and stressed. Using food as a way to help reduce the stress in your life is a simple and wonderful tool.
The following foods have wonderful stress busting properties:
Oats are powerhouses of calm. They support the nervous system and also lift energy levels, helping to reduce fatigue. They are also useful in promoting a more restful sleep. These properties are due to their high levels of B vitamins, calcium and magnesium. Having porridge in the morning is a great way to start your day off on a calming note.
Bananas are well known for their mood enhancing abilities. They also protect the nervous system and promote a sense of calm. This is due to their effect on our neurotransmitters. Bananas are great snacks on their own, and can easily be added to porridge, smoothies, cereal ect.
Almonds are highly nutritious nuts, which help to both boost your energy levels and promote relaxation. They are high in calcium and magnesium, both important nervous system nutrients. They are great as snacks, in salads, as almond butter on toast etc.
Yes please! Raw cacao is rich in magnesium, iron and antioxidants. It is helpful in lowering blood pressure, easing headaches, lifting mood and energy, and reducing stress hormones. Perfect!
Eggs are a high protein food, with means they contain the essential amino acids our nervous systems require for health. They help to promote heart health, regulate our mood, raise energy and support our stress response. An egg a day anyone?
These are just a few of the foods you can add to your diet to increase calmness and clarity.
For a more comprehensive list and other stress busting ideas, use the contact me tab or call the clinic on 5443 4610
Yours in health,
Ally Chick xx