Fighting Stress and Aging at the Table? Here are the 10 foods to bet on

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When we are undergoing chronic stress, our body is looking for some relief and it does – as if it were self-medication – through food. If we eat sweets, sweets, salads and junk foods, we usually raise serotonin levels, which immediately give us a sense of contentment, pleasure and serenity. What we do not notice is that it also triggers the food craving or the spasmodic search of other carbohydrate-rich foods.

Stress makes us even ugly, really: and it’s the fault of the hormones, all busted. High cortisol reduces the efficiency of the immune system: we become more and more ill and suffer from continuous cold sores. What it takes to cure chronic stress in time is a plan.

First advice? Meditate. It takes eight weeks to see the benefits of learning and memory, but also the immune system.

What good is it to do right away? The power supply. There are foods that create harm to everyone if taken chronically, such as processed meats and sausages rich in nitrites, leaded vegetables, that is to cultivate near busy streets, but also bread crumbs, roast meat too vegetables grilled excessively.

Here’s what it would be best to keep in the pantry and what better to avoid …

Not bananas

Beware of bananas in anxiety, nervousness; colitis because they contain tyramine that stimulates the nervous system can worsen the symptoms.

Yes to legumes

Legumes tend to be difficult to digest because of the cuticle, so it is advisable to consume pasted or pasted legumes. It is easy to remove with your hands the cuticle of already boiled chickpeas, placing them in a bowl full of water and rubbing them with your hands. Like cereals, they have phytates, anti-nutrients that it is good to disable after 8-12 hours of soaking in abundant water with a tablespoon of apple vinegar to speed up the process.

No to refined sugar

Avoid refined sugar and high-glycemic and pro-inflammatory sugar cane sugar. You can prepare a home sweetener with sultanas or dates. Just blend the dotted dates or the sultana grapes until you get a dense paste. Use it to sweeten or to prepare sauces and desserts. It is stored at room temperature for 3 months.

Yes to broth

Use it to drink, flavored with spices, either to cook cereals or legumes or to skip the vegetables. Numerous studies have shown that chicken and bone broth improves bowel function, strengthens the immune system, is anti-inflammatory, and improves overall health due to the high content of peptides, amino acids, gelatin and collagen.

Yeah, yeah

Oats – flakes and breads – contain beta-glucagon that reduces cholesterol. In addition, it contains an antioxidant compound that helps prevent the formation of free radicals from bad cholesterol, reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease. Also seems to favor breast cancer protection and menopausal women improve the immune response to infections and help stabilize blood sugar. The fibers of the raspberry then favor cleansing and intestinal transit.

Yes to garlic

It is a great concentration of virtue: it has immune stimulant, antiviral and antibacterial properties. It helps us lose weight by stimulating the production of adipose tissue. It helps to improve blood glucose levels even in diabetics, reduces blood pressure and morbidity. It has anti-inflammatory properties.


In India, it is known and used for 5000 years as medicine, spice, and even coloring. Recent studies have shown how curcumin may be useful in counteracting the onset of some cancers: colon, mouth, lungs, liver, skin, kidneys, prostate, breast and leukemia.


It has excellent digestive properties, it helps to improve the absorption of foods. Useful in case of gastritis because it is cicatrizing and antiseptic. In addition, it helps to restore the right gastrointestinal acidity and helps to combat flatulence and meteorism. It is antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and a mild antipyretic. It promotes weight loss and improved Aging and Stress markers.

Matcha tea

It is Japanese tea grown in particular climatic conditions. It is a tea rich in chlorophyll; the leaves are cooked to steam to protect them from oxidation and to preserve the maximum nutritional and organoleptic qualities. Matcha tea contains 6.2 times the content of antioxidants in goji berries, 7 times that of dark chocolate, 17 times that of blueberries and 60.5 times that of spinach. It has been proven that drinking Matcha tea before training increases fat burning by 25 percent during exercise.

Cranberries and berries

Blueberries, berries, apples and grapes contain substances called flavonoids and especially anthocyanins. These have antioxidant and antiaging properties, but also have a positive influence on metabolism, favoring weight loss, reducing the onset of type 2 diabetes mellitus and insulin resistance.

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