- Stress has long been linked to triggering a host of health ailments
- Common kitchen ingredients may also help one de-stress
- Consuming herbal teas can help in cutting stress
While stress management is primarily about adopting techniques and a perspective that helps one manage the adversities better, common kitchen ingredients may also help one de-stress. Consuming herbal teas can help in cutting stress whereas Ayurvedic ingredients like ashwagandha have long been tied to reducing stress. Dependence on junk, refined food items, excessive consumption of caffeine and alcohol may act against mitigating stress.
While practicing meditation and breathing practices may go a long way in tackling stress, including foods like lentils, bananas, coconut and curd among others will help in combating stress. Essentially, one should have foods will soothing, cooling properties that also promote gut health. Experts now believe mental health and well-being to be closely tied to gut health, therefore it is imperative to take care of your gut to ensure a healthy state of mind.
Inputs from IANS