Sugar helps to control stress

If you are drinking coffee or tea with sugar during the day, Believe it or not, this habits can affect how well endure the everyday stress. Moderate use of sugar is not harmful, and if, before a stressful situation we drink a cup of coffee or tea with a teaspoon of sugar (5 grams/0.18 oz) the better we can deal with stress.

Control stress with the help of breathing

In stressful situations, breathing and pulse speeds up and it may happen that we breathe intermittently or holding our breath. In such circumstances it is necessary to pay attention to proper breathing. Pause for a moment and concentrate on your breathing – when inhaling (which should last a few seconds) breathe with the belly, not the thorax.

With each exhalation you should feel more relaxed. Count to five as you inhale and then again to 5 while exhaling. As your breathing slows down your body will relax.

7 healthy foods that reduce stress

The food we eat can significantly affect how our nervous system works and how relaxed or else we feel tense during the day. Raw nuts and seeds such as pumpkin seeds, walnuts, almonds and cashew nuts are rich in vitamins, minerals and omega-3 fatty acids that are essential for a healthy nervous system.

On the other hand, dark chocolate and oatmeal, stimulate the production of serotonin and thus help us to be more relaxed and in a better mood.