Best foods for people with uptight nerves
In today's wild times few people remain calm and perfectly balanced.
We are being attacked on all sides by unfavorable news and often also conflicting information and it is difficult to focus on the daily balance in our lives.
Each of us has some bad habits. If you are annoyed that you will jump up because of every stupidity, or on the contrary, you tend to sadness and crying (yes,that is about us, ladies..:-), try to work with your nature. Surprisingly, it also goes from the inside, ie by adjusting what you eat.
Are you a choleric who is not far from quarrels, or rather a melancholy bundle of nerves? You probably know your nature and you already know a little how to control yourself. But if you are under long-term pressure, your art of self-control can fall apart quickly.
A lot of people when stressed take chocolate. You can really feel better after eating it, but choose well. A pile of sugar is more of a fuel for stress, only chocolate with a high proportion (at least 70%) of cocoa can strengthen nerves. It contains anandamide which increases resistance to stress, can improve mood, memory and sleep. It is also a stress-beater thanks to calcium and magnesium, and caffeine and theobromine also stimulate the mood. All these substances then help to produce serotonin, the hormone of happiness.
The tea calms down (- ask the Englishmen about their favourite cup of tea)
Black or green teas contain tein, which has caffeine-like stimulant effects in coffee. At the same time, they contain antioxidants that can relieve tension in the body. That's why the samurai indulged in a tea ritual before the fight. If you are exposed to extreme stress, anxiety or depression, tea will help you regain mental stability. Researchers are even studying the effects of green tea antioxidants in treating post-traumatic stress disorder.
Quality fats drive away depression
Necessary for your functioning both physically and mentally are omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, which the body cannot create on its own and needs to obtain from food. Foods rich in omega 3 mainly include fish such as salmon, tuna or mackerel. But you can also find them in walnuts, flax and chia seeds or in whole milk.
Nuts get rid of aggression
You can add seeds and nuts to the breakfast porridge, smoothie, homemade pastries and salad. They represent a cocktail of nutrients: omega 3 fatty acids, potassium, magnesium or zinc. Almonds, pistachios and pumpkin seeds are guaranteed to help you improve your mood. If you know that you have a busy day ahead of you, mix this mixture as a healthy snack. For example, it contains L-tryptophan, which helps against bad moods and mild aggression.
Dark green vegetables beat long-term stress
Arugula, spinach, chard, but also dandelion leaves contain high amounts of vitamins and minerals, which contribute to the heart and immunity. However, dark green leafy vegetables also benefit people with depression or under the influence of long-term stress, thanks to folic acid.
Chilli will drive away autumn spleen
If spleen falls on you from the gray autumn days, include chilli in your diet. It warms up, supports metabolism and immunity, but it is also a recipe for happiness. This is due to capsaicin, which promotes the production of the fortune hormones serotonin and endorphin. Bet on other thermogenic foods such as garlic or cinnamon.
Dried fruits for better sleep
Cherries, blueberries or figs will also help to relax and calm. It doesn't matter if you don't get fresh fruit, the dried fruit also retains nutrients. It supplements potassium, calcium, magnesium and prized antioxidants, which also help you sleep better.
* * * * *
And what say Czechs about their experience ?
Home made noodles with poppy seed mixed with sugar,richly greased
Bread with lard,onion or garlic
and first of all – for good sleep – beer (hops is also included in tablets sold for sleep support)
Wishing you strong nerves and good sleep