Friday, January 23, 2009

Eat up the Stress

Feeling a little stressed out? Help yourself out a little with any of these three natural stress-busting appetizers:

1) Eat some dark chocolate. As well as lowering LDL (bad) cholesterol and blood pressure, dark chocolate is also a great anti-oxidant and is said to increase the serotonin levels.

2) Eat more fiber. Fruit, vegetables, whole grains, beans etc. All yield fiber which will help your system to absorb bacteria, and toxins. Fiber also helps steady the sugar levels in the blood, improving on mood swings.

3) Eat some oatmeal. Oatmeal also helps with serotonin, and a bowl of oatmeal eaten about an hour before bedtime will help to relax and alleviate the stress.

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