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Food to calm your nerves

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  1. waleed

    waleed Moderator

    Aug 12, 2011
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    Are you feeling stressed ? Don't worry, here is some helpful food for you to calm your nerves. Try eating carbohydrates. The effect that carbohydrates have is their ability to produce serotonin. serotonin gives you a calm and relaxed feeling.

    It is also important to have vitamin B6 as it ensures the production of serotonin. When the blood sugar runs dry ,it depends upon glycogen in the liver. Therefore it is very important for the liver to function well in order to ensure a good functioning of the nerves. The following foods have been found to be beneficial for the nerves.

    Carbohydrate rich food like pop corn, oatmeal, dry cereal without milk, berries which help in fighting cortisol which is a stress hormone in the body.

    Vitamin B rich foods like potatoes, raisins , bananas ,avocados and mixed nuts.

    Flax- seeds and nuts are rich sources of omega 3 fatty acids.

    Tea rich in anti oxidants like chamomile tea is better than coffee.

    Carrots, apricots, parsley juice and turnip greens are a rich source of food for eyes (optic nerve).

    Eating regular meals helps in feeding the brain and improves concentration.

    Foods to avoid include refined sugar, hot pepper , alcohol and mineral oil (laxatives).

    Magnesium is very important to maintain the nerves and muscles, improve circulation in the blood and maintain good bone health. Sources of magnesium include spinach, cucumber, celery, broccoli, turnip and pumpkin seeds.

    Source 1: Medical Inspiration-For doctors and Medical students: Food to calm your nerves
    Source 2: Wonderdoctor

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  2. rabab froja

    rabab froja Famous Member

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    a food for the mind :)

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