New Delhi: Stress is common these days. Especially when it comes to mental stress, there are many who find themselves suffering from stress-induced eating patterns. Although this may give some temporary relief, the fact remains that in the long run, there can be repercussions. From weight gain to the risk of heart disease and diabetes, there’s a lot that can go wrong. If you too are reverting to eating food that makes you feel happy to beat anxiety, celebrity nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar has the answer.
In a recent Instagram post, Rujuta Diwekar listed three healthy foods one can rely on to beat stress eating.
- Peanuts: Peanuts are a rich source of magnesium and vitamin B6. It can help a person cope with bloating and supports heart health due to the presence of healthy fats. They can be enjoyed as mid-meal snacks and sometimes as a spread with toast or apples.
- Cashews: It is recommended to eat cashews with milk before bed to get the best results. The selenium, iron and magnesium present in it can help in getting mental health benefits. When bored or frustrated, eat a handful for best results.
- Dry coconut: Dry coconut can help a person manage stress better while also promoting satiety. You can also combine it with jaggery to make a dry chutney to enjoy with lunch. The lauric acid present in it can benefit hair and skin health.
Experts say that these foods not only help fight stress, but they also protect against heart health problems. They are delicious, healthy and can be incorporated into the diet in many ways.
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