Can stress be cured through changing food habits?

Your diet plays an important role in making your stress levels go up or down. Food can help tame stress in many ways. Some foods such as oatmeal boost the level of serotonin, a chemical that calms the brain. Other foods can reduce the levels of adrenaline and cortisol, which are the stress hormones. Healthy foods boost the immune system and maintain blood pressure.

Stress-busting foods include those with complex carbs that helps the body feel balanced by stabilizing the sugar levels. Other good stress-busting food choices include oranges, spinach, fatty fish, black tea, pistachios, avocados, almonds, warm milk, and some herbal supplements. 

You can always de-stress yourself with meditation and exercise besides changing your diet. A balanced diet helps counter the impact of stress by shoring up the immune system.

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