Foods That Keep You Calm

shutterstock_131372453We live in a very stressful world nowadays. It is important that we always try to relax and keep calm. There are many ways people can do this. Eating the right foods can also help in keeping you feel more relaxed and calm. Here are some examples of foods that can help you stay calm and relaxed. You’ll be surprised some of them may be your favorite.

Almonds

Eating almonds can help you keep a calm mood. It is rich in zinc and vitamin B12 which can help you maintain a balanced mood and keep your nerves calm.

Green Tea

Green tea contains theanine, an amino acid naturally found in tea leaves. It is also known to provide a relaxing and tranquilizing effect. This is what makes drinking green tea so relaxing. Drinking green tea is also known to help being down the risk of blood pressure.

Fish

Fish like salmon and mackerel are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids. They are also rich in selenium and tryptophan, which helps the brain to stay calm and relaxed.

Rice

Eating rice contains carbohydrates that are easy to digest and low in fat. It also has a calming effect that can help people feel more relaxed.

Milk

Ever wondered why your mother lets you drink milk when you cannot sleep at night? That is because milk contains tryptophan, which helps in building up serotonin in the brain, making you feel relaxed and sleepy. In the same way, milk also has a calming effect that you can drink when you feel a bit stressed out.

Chocolate

Chocolate contains anandamine, which helps keep dopamine levels down. This is why eating chocolate can help keep the mind stay relaxed as stress-free.

 

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