Case Study: Lake Of The Ozarks

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Lake of the Ozarks, Mo. — How you feel can be directly related to what you eat. If you frequently feel stressed out, you know how tempting it is to grab a comfort food, like ice cream, cookies or even mashed potatoes or macaroni and cheese, to make yourself feel better. These are simple carbs that actually can aggravate your stress. Instead, try some changes to your diet to include some of these stress-reducing foods. Stress-Reducing Foods Foods rich in vitamin B. These include oatmeal, lentils, chickpeas, quinoa, brown rice and other whole grains. Foods high in vitamin B have a calming effect on the body, helping to melt away feelings of stress and anxiety and enhance your mood. Foods rich in vitamin C. Citrus fruits, red peppers, spinach…show more content…
Fruits and vegetables contain folate, which helps give you more energy and repairs cell damage caused by stress. Nuts and seeds. These contain vitamin E, which enhances your mood and boosts your immune system, as well as omega 3 fats that can help prevent surges in stress hormones. Foods high in magnesium. Too little magnesium in our diet can trigger headaches and fatigue. Magnesium-rich foods include dark, leafy greens, soybeans, salmon and pumpkin seeds. Raw vegetables. Munching on raw veggies will help release that clenched jaw and ward off tension. Serotonin boosters. When our serotonin levels are higher, we feel calmer and more relaxed. Carbohydrates are good serotonin boosters, and that’s why we often reach for those sugary foods. Instead, choose high fiber, whole grains like oatmeal and whole wheat bread. Peppermint. The mere scent of peppermint helps you focus, be more alert and boosts performance. Choose low-calorie options, like peppermint tea or hard candies. Foods to…show more content…
Excessive alcohol consumption adds more sugar to your diet and, again, is harmful to the adrenal glands, which protect you against stress. Other things you can do to help with stress include the following: Eat regular meals. Relax at meals and eat slowly. Drink plenty of water. Don’t eat three to four hours before bedtime. Exercise. It’s a potent stress buster because it increases circulating oxygen and produces endorphins ― the chemical that makes you feel happy. Anita Marlay, R.D., L.D., is a dietitian in the cardiac rehab department at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach, Mo. Current Health Paper- “Nutrition tip: Stressed? Diet changes can help” In this article, by Anita Marlay, it teaches about the link between our diets and stress. These are both things that we have talked about in class before about these topics. First Marlay describes different foods that are great stress minimizers. Most of the foods listed are the healthy aliments that are found on the food plate. Also, all of the groups listed include unprocessed foods (one of the main causes in a diet for

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