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Food to avoid in stress

Discussion in 'Snippets of Life (Non-Fiction)' started by drsurabhijain, May 6, 2012.

  1. drsurabhijain

    drsurabhijain Silver IL'ite

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    Lets discuss about the food we should avoid in stress

    Caffeine
    it is a well-known stimulant which increases heart beat and basic metabolic rate. So excessive consumption of coffee will make your condition worse. It is always better to use decaffeinated coffee in stressful situations.

    Alcohol
    if it is taken in very small quantity, then it’s known to relax the body and might decrease the stress. But if consumed in large quantity then it will increase stress by disrupting the normal sleep hence increases the symptoms of stress.it will give a feeling of false elevation and you will run away from your problems. always good to fight with your demons and face the problems. Running away from our own life will lead us nowhere.

    Nicotine
    It is known to increase the heart rate so it increases the stress. The simple test is measure your heart rate before and after a cigarette then you will know the difference.

    Sugar
    Many people eat sugary food in stress.it may give you a temporary relief but sugar secretes a hormone called insulin which helps in regulating the blood sugar level. If this hormone is secreted in large quantity it will remain in blood for longer duration and can cause energy dip which will enhance the stress symptoms.
     
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  2. Sofea

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    Thanks for this article Dr. Jain. I didn't know that coffee and sugar can increase one's stress level if taken in high quantity.

    I'm very sure a lot of people will benefit just by reading this article.
     
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