Monday, April 30, 2012

Foods to Help Fight Finals Stress

Have you ever noticed that when you’re stressed you prefer ‘comfort foods’ such as chocolate, ice cream, and soft drinks?  While these may make you think that they are helping you, they really are not. It is important that you maintain a healthy diet while trying to study for Finals. The following are some foods/drinks that are beneficial to eat when you’re stressed provided by Medical Blog:

1. Herbal tea
Feel your body becoming lean quickly with a warm cup of herbal tea or a cold. The smell of peppermint, spearmint, and chamomile can reduce the stress in your body, so you will feel calm.

2. Pistachio Nuts
Nerves that are tense in the workplace can be eliminated with a handful of pistachio nuts. The study found the pistachio reduces the body’s response to stress by reducing blood pressure. Interestingly, only 30 grains of pistachio contains about 100 calories, 200 calories less than most snacks.

3. Potatoes or Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes are a good source of magnesium, and reduce excessive water retention and improve mood. While soy milk contains calcium and vitamin B12, which increases serotonin levels, which create a feeling of happiness.

4. Lentil soup
Drink lentil soup or lentils or beans are rich in folic acid to improve memory and reduce levels of homocysteine, an amino acid that potentially damaging. Those who experienced a decrease homocysteine levels tend to be restless and usually weak.

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