Best Vitamins For Stress Relief – The ABC’s Of Self-Help

vitamins-for-stress-reliefYou already know that vitamins are important for good health. But what are the best  vitamins for stress relief?

One of the ways strain and tension damages your health is by weakening you immune system. That’s where vitamins come in.

Vitamins can actually boost your immune system,improve your mood and help you feel more positive about yourself.

In particular, vitamins A, B, and C are essential for fighting strain and tension. I call them the ABC’s of natural stress relief.

Let’s take a close like at each one of these three vitamins more closely.

Self-Help Solution Vitamin A

Your body needs Vitamin A for the growth and repair of body tissues. It also plays an important role in maintaining eyesight and healthy skin.

This vitamin is also a powerful antioxidant, which makes it one of the most important soldiers to have in your stress-fighting army! Since ongoing tension, worry, and anxiety inhibits our immune system, foods that are rich in vitamins for stress relief actually counteract that effect by building it back up again.

You can take vitamin A as a supplement but eating a diet rich in foods containing vitamin A, is much better.

If you eat LOTS of fruits and veggies that contain this vitamin on a regular basis, you will giving your body the vitamins it needs and craves to cope with strain and tension.

There is a wide variety of fruits and vegetables that contain vitamin A. Carrots should be at the top of your list. Sweet potatoes, mangoes are also foods high in vitamin A. Notice that they are all yellowish or orange in color. That is a common trait for some foods that are high sources of vitamin A. Other good sources of vitamin A are:

  • spinach
  • dried apricots
  • milk
  • mozzarella cheese
  • egg yolks
  • and cantaloupe

These are just a small number of foods high in vitamin A. Do some quick research on foods containing vitamin A. Then make those food a significant part of your daily diet.

Self-Help Solution Vitamin B

vitamins-for-stress-relief3The B vitamins are especially important in fighting stress, depression, and panic attacks. They’re also water soluble, so reserves of them don’t remain in your body.

You need to replenish them as often as possible by eating various Vitamin B rich foods several times a day.

When on-going tension and an improper diet strips your body of vitamin B, a host of mental and physical problems set in. A vitamin B deficiency can lead to chronic fatigue syndrome, heart problems, depression, anxiety and a host of other mental problems.

These are common physical and mental symptoms when strain affects your overall health negatively.

Getting enough vitamins daily requires that you make whatever dietary changes are necessary to eat a large variety of Vitamin B foods every day!

Here are some specific Vitamin B-rich foods that help combat stress and its undesired effects :

  • whole grains
  • eggs
  • milk
  • vegetables with dark green leaves – broccoli, kale, spinach
  • nuts
  • bananas
  • …and many more!

Self-Help Solution Vitamin C

vitamins-for-stress-reliefVitamin C is one of the most essential vitamins for stress relief. It helps your body work properly.

There are many sources of Vitamin C; but the most common sources are usually citrus fruits which include oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruit and others.

Many women also choose to boost their health Vitamin C in supplements and multivitamins.

In addition to the citrus fruits,Vitamin C is also abundant in other foods such as:

  • broccoli
  • papayas
  • mangoes

You can actually get a lot of Vitamin C in just one serving of fruit.

Making the fruits into juices ( also known as “juicing”) is also an effective way of getting enough vitamins for stress relief in your diet. Just make sure Not to heat them.

Heat can destroy most of the valuable nutrients, you body will need to fight off strain and tension.

Other foods that contain vitamin C are:

  • potatoes
  • tomatoes
  • red and yellow peppers.

These are just a few of the foods you can weave in to your diet as alternatives to citrus fruits and vitamin C supplements.

 

 

About Darlene

Darlene is passionate and enthusiastic about helping women simplify their lives, develop stress resilience, regain balance, and find happiness, despite the personal storms life throws at them. She has published a popular series of stress management books which focus on simple, practical and healthy stress relief strategies, as well as provide FREE resources and services that help women become more stress-resilient.

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