01/13Consume these foods every time you feel like stress eating

Consume these foods every time you feel like stress eating

Stress eating is a real thing people! And most of us are guilty of doing it. In moments of panic, it is hard to find the will to not give into it. While these foods may offer some comfort at the moment, it can be extremely unhealthy and may do a lot of damage to our health. And what most people generally tend to turn to are carbs and sugary foods, both of which can cause your blood sugar levels to spike and increase cortisol levels. While you must try to learn to keep stress levels in control, here are healthier food options to consume the next time you want to stress eat.

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02/13Beet chips

Beet chips

Say no to potato chips and yes to beet chips instead. All you need to do is chop up some beets into think slices and bake them in the oven for 15 minutes. Add a dash of salt to them and you'll end up with something that covers the salt craving while being just as crunchy as potato chips.

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03/13Hummus

Hummus

Whenever you're craving a dip, we suggest you replace it with hummus instead. Made from beans, this dip is rich in fibres and proteins so it'll help keep your weight in check too. Plus, it tastes like heaven so that's an added benefit.

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04/13Yoghurt

Yoghurt

There are very few people on this planet that don't like ice cream. It's high up on the list of foods you would eat when you are craving something sweet, especially in times of stress. While it tastes amazing, consuming too much of it can have an impact on your health. If you want to reach for that tub of ice cream when you are stressed, opt for a yoghurt parfait. It can be just as satisfying and healthier too. Some studies suggest fermented and probiotic foods, like yogurt, can help reduce stress and anxiety. Picture Courtesy: Google Images

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05/13Almonds

Almonds

If you are going through a rough patch and stressing out more than usual, keep a bag of nuts around. You can reach out to them as soon as you feel like eating something when in need of comfort. These nuts will also provide you with the right nutrition to get you through this unpleasant state of mind. Almonds contain loads of magnesium. Insufficient amounts of it can reduce serotonin levels in the brain, which can make you feel more anxious and put you in a sour mood. Picture Courtesy: Google Images

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06/13Avocado

Avocado

Avocados can be extremely satisfying to consume no matter what your mood. But when you are stressed out, eating one of these can do your body a whole lot of good. Avocados are a rich source of potassium, which helps to manage blood pressure levels. It also contains vitamin B6, which can influence one's mood. “The B vitamins, including thiamine, riboflavin, and niacin, have positive effects on the nervous system. Deficiencies of these vitamins have been linked to increased anxiety in some people,” Jodi Godfrey, a health and nutrition educator, told a news portal.

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07/13Dark chocolate

Dark chocolate

Dark chocolate works wonders for anxiety and stress. Eating a few pieces of dark chocolate every day can actually lower the production of the stress hormone cortisol in your body. You could also opt for chocolate covered almonds as a healthy snack.

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08/13Milk

Milk

As odd as it might sound, milk can actually come to your aid when you want to stress eat. Since milk is rich in Vitamin D and Vitamin D is linked to happiness, put two and two together and basically, milk can make you happy.

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09/13Oatmeal

Oatmeal

If you're craving some hot comfort food then oatmeal is just the right thing for you. Since it contains complex carbohydrates, it helps your brain produce the feel-good hormone known as serotonin. So, it'll help improve your mood in no time.

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10/13Salsa and sliced veggies

Salsa and sliced veggies

Not only is this combo super delicious, but it will be extremely beneficial for your health. Slice up some cucumber and carrots. Next, prepare your salsa. There are loads of yummy salsa recipes online. Find what works for you. This mix will keep you hydrated and make you feel full for longer.

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