EAT RIGHT TO BEAT STRESS
Eat a variety of foods- the greater the variety in your diet, the lesser likelihood of deficiency or excess of a nutrient.
Eat slowly- gobbling food results in indigestion, slow eating avoids weight gain.
Eat regularly- do not eat just because you are bored. Make eating pleasurable.
Eat frequent meals- eat small and frequent meals if stressed.
Don’t eat if angry- divert your mind, go take a bath. Once you feel better, go and eat your meal.
Don’t eat watching TV- or reading, or else you will tend to overeat.
Avoid fats- too much fat can cause heart diseases.
Avoid sugar- especially if under stress. It gives only calories.
Avoid salt- no more than 5 gms must be taken per day. Excess salt is a health hazard for people with high blood pressure.
Take vitamin and mineral supplements- when under stress you require more vitamins, especially vitamin B. Deficiencies in vitamin B, C and calcium are linked to stress-related symptoms such as insomnia, irritability, depression and fatigue.