Friday, June 10, 2011

Eat Your Way To Relaxation With The Right Snacks

According to Women's Health snacking on certain foods produces happy hormones, says a registered dietitian Dawn Jackson  Blatner.

Pumpkin seeds are great for making your body relax. This superfood is loaded with tryptophan, which your body uses to  produce the feel-good hormones. In a Canadian study eating these seeds increased people's mental well-being in just minutes. Eat a half of a cup to get the full benefits.

Do you love Almonds? If so you are on the right track, they are rich in magnesium which is known as a stress reducer mineral.  Magnesium  works by  relaxing the muscle fibers. Plus, it helps your nerve communicate with each other. Without enough of it your cells can't give or recieve messages and that makes you tense, say Blanter. For a quick boost eat 1/4 cup of almonds.

You can now peel away your stress. Oranges can calm you down and make your body relax, why? Because oranges have Vitamin C which can help lower blood pressure. In a German study vitamin C helps you unwind. Some University of Alabama scientists found that vitamin c significantly decreases stress hormone cortisol in your body.

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