De-stress Diet

Cavendish bananas are the main commercial bana...
Cavendish bananas are the main commercial banana cultivars sold in the world market. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
 “You are what you eat.” We’ve all heard it a thousand times before. So when my mom showed up at my house over the weekend with a bunch of bananas, I should have known there was a good reason.
“Hey, Mom. What’s with the bananas?”
“Well, kiddo, you told me you had a rough week, and I read somewhere that bananas were good for reducing your stress levels.”
So I ate a couple bananas, and I started to feel better. And that got me wondering…what other foods are good for lowering your stress levels?
If you’ve stressed out, it can really affect your productivity. In order to stay at your peak, try snacking on some of the following foods.
1. Bananas
So obviously I had to start with the food that inspired me to write this. Bananas are high in potassium, which aids in the regulation of blood pressure. Lots of other fruits and vegetables contain potassium, but it’s especially high in bananas.

In addition to stress benefits, bananas can also relieve heartburn and keep your blood sugar levels up. Read more...

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