Stress is your body’s way of responding to any kind of demand. It can be caused by both good and bad experiences. When people feel stressed by something going on around them, their bodies react by releasing chemicals into the blood. These chemicals give people more energy and strength, which can be a good thing if their stress is caused by physical danger. But this can also be a bad thing, if their stress is in response to something emotional and there is no outlet for this extra energy and strength. This class will discuss different causes of stress, how stress affects you, the difference between ‘good’ or ‘positive’ stress and ‘bad’ or ‘negative’ stress, and some common facts about how stress affects people today.
Many different things can cause stress, from physical (such as fear of something dangerous) to emotional (such as worry over your family or job.) Identifying what may be causing you stress is often the first step in learning how to better deal with your stress. But you can fight stress with 8 food as recommended by the following redbookmag.com
When our worrisome thoughts go into overdrive, the bodys natural response is to release stress-fighting hormones such as cortisoland elevated levels of cortisol can affect your mood as well as your weight. It may increase fat storage, especially in your belly, says registered dietitian Erin Palinski-Wade, author of Belly Fat Diet For Dummies. One way to restore your inner peace is to drink a glass of vitamin-C-loaded O.J. Studies have found that foods rich in vitamin C can help decrease the production of cortisol, helping to lessen the impact it has on your body when under stress, adds Palinski-Wade. One German study even found that giving nervous public speakers 1,000 mg of vitamin C helped them feel calmer.