Feel Good Fridays – Calm the Food Down

Stress and anxiety. Everyone has it, no one wants it, and not many know how to reduce it. Today, we’re going to give you some foods that will help to “calm you down” and reduce some of the anxiety and undue stress you may be putting yourself under!

Now, before we get started, let’s discuss why foods would even help you “calm down” in the first place.

According to Prevention magazine, “…There’s a huge difference between tapping into a food’s inherently calming properties and using any food as a kind of emotional anesthesia. That kind of eating may buy you a temporary sense of calm, but it’s a quick fix that wears off way too fast. Stressful events can cause our Cortisol levels to rise. Cortisol causes food cravings, and in women, those cravings tend to be strongest for carbs, especially sweet foods.  So when we talk about calming foods, we mean meals and snacks that will TRULY soothe and calm you. Whether it’s because of the specific nutrients they provide or the steady, reliable source of energy they give you, they’ll get you through the day feeling focused and balanced—so you’ll have the ability to conquer anything.”

Below is a list of some foods that will help calm and “de-stress” your feelings that you may be having:

Seaweed
Blueberries
Acai Berries
Almonds
Maca Root
Asparagus
Avocados
Chamomile Tea
Garlic
Green Tea
Oranges
Oysters

Another thing to take a look at  – We actually have a product at our center called “Formula 303.”

It’s a natural and homeopathic relaxant (also Gluten free). We LOVE it at Gentle Wellness because it helps with:

Leg Cramps
Fibromyalgia
Muscle Pain
PMS Menstrual Cramps
Mild Insomnia
Restless Leg Syndrome
Low Back Pain
Back Sprain and Strain
Pulled Muscles
Nervousness

Give us a call at (310) 576-6360 for more information or stop by to take a look at this wonderful product!

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