More Foods to Help You Relax

I am going to be continuing our last article here by giving you more foods that will help your body relax. There are so many varieties of foods that are good to help your body relax, I had to continue this topic a little longer.

We all know that emotions can create a mess of problems with our bodies and so let’s get started and help you find a few more foods that can help you relax after a stressful day, or week. Stress can show itself in a variety of ways like gas, constipation, bloating, and many other ways.We often turn to our “comfort foods” in this time and we make the situation worse generally. So instead of ice cream and pizza, let me give you some foods to lower your stress. 

Eat More Herbs! 

First of all, herbs are one of the most natural ways to relax yourself  through foods. They come from the ground just like the trees and you can grow them in your own backyard. Herbs are a great way to help you relax, especially basil. Basil is high in magnesium, as you read in my last article and that is an excellent source in relaxation. Basil also has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial abilities that have been known to help bowels and rheumatoid arthritis. Basil also boosts flavor for food and adds iron, potassium, vitamin C, and calcium. Unless you want to lose the flavor, then wait until the end of cooking to add this herb. If you’re not a fan of basil, try chamomile, and lemon balm they are also great helpers in lowering your stress levels.  You can even manage to add herbs to a drink and take it along with you to work!

Speaking Of Brown Things, Rice.

Rich, specifically brown rice is used to help release insulin that is an amino acid that helps to induce sleep. It helps your brain relax and to produce hormones that lower stress, such as melatonin and serotonin that also relax your nervous system. When you take a supplement with brown rice, or eat it, you will notice a slight drowsy feeling that is caused by the variety of hormones that it creates. It is a great healthy food to try if you haven’t had it before. You can try pearled barley or basmati rice if brown rice just doesn’t sit well with you.

Eat Your Soup

I remember as a kid always having my mom give me soup when I didn’t feel well, and it always made me feel a little better. The reason, soup is another one of our relaxing foods you can eat. Healthy soups can help your body fight infections as well as foreign bodies. Adding vegetables is the best way to get the most out of your soup, nutrients and all. Great vegetables to add include tomatoes, green peppers, garlic, thyme, spinach, carrots, and so many other things.

Soup is a great food for your overall well being as it can help with multiple issues you may be facing. You can make a lot of different soups, so I am not adding an alternative to this food. You can eat anything in a soup so you have dozens of possibilities with soup. Try some of the brown rice in you soup.  Ummmm!

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