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Live Healthy: Stress busting foods

Stress can wreck havoc on our body and mental health. You can start to get control of it by changing what you eat.  Nutritionist Andrea Hill says there are certain foods groups that help to boost our moods.

One of those is B-vitamins. This vitamin is of particular use when you are under constant stress. Taking a multiple vitamin, or B complex (both not both) will help to supplement  what may be lacking from your daily diet.

Whole grains are another good mood food. When we consume healthy sources of carbohydrates, like sweet potato, legumes, quinoa or even fresh fruit we release serotonin. Serotonin is a natural brain chemical that gives us a calming and relaxed effect. To boost the effect of the serotonin Mrs. Hill suggests incorporating B6. You can find it in tuna, avocado, and bananas.

Lastly Mrs. Hill says to eat vitamin C rich foods.  When you are stressed your adrenal gland needs to produce more stress hormones, and can become overworked. Vitamin C helps that process. Got for things like oranges, broccoli, cabbage and peppers.

Mrs. Hill’s final piece of advice is to avoid stimulates like coffee and sugar.

About the author

Edlyn Ruiz

Edlyn Ruiz

Edlyn Ruiz first began a career in broadcast, in radio as a teen. She joined the Cayman 27 team as an intern, while pursuing her Bachelors. She came on board full time in 2011. She serves as a producer and on-air host/anchor. She has an interest in stories focused on health, and the environment.

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