Foods that Relax the Body

Food is one of the best ways to remedy stress. Read through these simple, easy tips to help relax your body. 

Soup is a great thing to eat when you are stressed. It’s warm and soothing and just makes you want to breathe deeply. Chicken soup is great thing to have, especially if you are fighting off a cold. The steam from the soup helps to clear your nasal passages and generally just has a feel-good taste to it. 

Warm milk is another good relaxer. Just like soup, it’s perfect for a cold, bitter day. Try making cinnamon milk by adding a sprinkle or two of cinnamon and a bit of honey to spice up a plain cup of milk. 

Nuts and seeds are great for relaxation because they are so high in Vitamin E, zinc, and magnesium. Those nutrients help to relax one’s brain when taken in large quantities. Brazil nuts, almonds, and sunflowers are good ones to have on hand. The next time you’re feeling stressed, eat a large handful of a combination of these nuts and seeds to help relax your body. 

Chocolate. Milk chocolate, mint flavored, bits of nuts mixed in. Chocolate is one of those delicious foods you can play around with and put your own twist on. Surprisingly enough, chocolate is an excellent stress reliever. And not just any chocolate, dark chocolate. This is because it contains certain amino acids which help put you in a good mood. But be careful not to eat too much, since dark chocolate does contain some sugar and high amounts of chocolate are not good for your body.

Oatmeal is one of those comfort foods. It not only relaxes your body, but it also is great for soothing things like acne, eczema, or rashes. Eating a heaping bowl of oatmeal in the mornings, especially cold, rainy days is sure to boost your mood and your energy. 

This last one is one of the most common relaxers and is right up there with soup and warm milk. Tea, and not ice tea, herbal teas. There are amazing arrays of teas for all kinds of bodily functions, menopausal issues, cramps, pregnancy, stress relief, and sleep inducing. Keep a few bags of herbal tea on hand, and reach for it the next time you’re feeling stressed instead of a cup of coffee. 

Enjoy these foods along with your new found relaxation!