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What to Eat to Beat Stress


Omega-3 fatty acids in shellfish may boost your mood by reducing stress hormones, like cortisol. People who ate three to four ounces a day lowered their risk of anxiety, depression, and stress by 30 percent, according to a study from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in Spain.


The curcumin in turmeric -- a spice in curry -- lowers stress levels by inhibiting cortisol secretion, says a study conducted in China.


In a study in the Archives of Internal Medicine, women who ate four or more servings of calcium a day had a 30 percent lower risk of PMS symptoms like anxiety and irritability.


Eating one and a half to three ounces of pistachios daily can lower blood pressure when you're faced with a mental challenge by relaxing blood vessels, say researchers at Pennsylvania State University in University Park.

Red Bell Pepper

Vitamin C, which is abundant in these peppers, lowers stress by limiting cortisol production and stimulates the release of oxytocin, a feel-good chemical. When researchers at the University of Trier in Germany subjected people to the anxiety of public speaking, those who took 3,000 milligrams of C felt calmer and their blood pressure returned to normal faster than those who skipped C.

Stress-Reducing Recipe: Curried-Shrimp Stir-Fry

2 teaspoons curry powder
1 garlic clove, minced
2 teaspoons coconut oil
1/4 cup low-fat milk
3 ounces frozen shrimp, thawed and cleaned
1/2 cup frozen green peas, thawed
3/4 cup cooked brown rice
1 cup sliced red bell pepper
1 cup grated carrots
2 tablespoons finely chopped pistachios
2 tablespoons raisins

Saute curry powder and garlic in coconut oil for 1 minute. Add milk, shrimp, peas, rice, bell pepper, and carrots. Cook until veggies are tender. Top with pistachios and raisins.

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sonirg44 wrote:

Very very useful. Thanks. Warm Regards. R G Soni

10/24/2011 09:16:47 PM Report Abuse
goldngrahams wrote:

I don't think the article is supposed to contain the remedy to every ailment known to man...that is why it's an article, not a book. Research is showing that food is very closely linked to how well our bodies function, so I wouldn't be so quick to dismiss everything. The article lists some helpful info; try it to see for yourself. :-)

10/24/2011 04:43:38 PM Report Abuse
nghart12 wrote:

I liked that you gave info on what each ingredient does. The recipes sound good too.

10/24/2011 11:47:34 AM Report Abuse
copayextra wrote:

good information. i keep a lot of yogurt on hand, didn't know it had so many benefits

4/18/2011 12:43:31 PM Report Abuse
LAB55 wrote:

Article stinks! Oh so now there are only 4 things that can be wrong with you??? GIVE ME A BREAK!!! Gee, wonder what I should eat for that?????? STINKS!!!

2/21/2011 10:29:07 AM Report Abuse

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