Soul Food – Eat Away At Stress

Soul FoodWhen stress begins to consume your days and starts to show on your skin and face, take some time for yourself and prepare one of these fast and easy fix-me-ups. Food is a source of comfort and nutrition, and if consumed properly can also help reduce your stress!

Read the following expert advice to learn what foods will reduce stress, promote clear skin, and provide comfort for your soul.

Liver Detox Support to Reduce Stress and Clear Skin

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the liver system is closely tied to stress. By supporting liver function, the effect of stress can be mitigated and balance can be regained. Liver is also the main organ for processing toxins in our body, and reduction in toxic load is directly related to better skin. By supporting liver function, you can therefore reduce the health and emotional impact of stress, while clearing up your skin. An easy way to support liver detox is to drink a glass of warm water with juice of half a lemon first thing in the morning. Taking milk thistle supplement can also be effective.

Ling Wong, Holistic Nutrition and Wellness Coach, Thoughts For Foods Holistic Health 

A Cup of Tea and Deep Breaths

Stress increases inflammation. This is a very simplified explanation of what actually happens, but everything else is jargon! Good quality loose-leaf tea significantly decreases inflammation, and supports your body’s detoxification process. Taking a couple deep breaths supports your body’s phBalance, which can become acidic during times of stress. Stressed out? Take a deep breath, have a cup of tea. And take one step at a time.

Melissa Picoli, Esthetician/Nutrition Counselor and Founder, BijaBody

Oats: Soul Food for Your Skin
As the cold months approach us, take time to fix yourself a bowl of oatmeal. You’ll enjoy a quiet moment to yourself while boosting your skin’s appearance. Not only does oatmeal provide aromatic and comforting effects for your soul, but oatmeal is beneficial for the skin as well. When consumed, oats provide an assortment of Vitamin B, which will reduce stress and anxiety. Oats are also a strong antioxidant, which combats free radicals and will ultimately help reduce the signs of aging. Packed with a high lipid content oats can soften and heal dry, itchy skin all while reducing stress.

Susan Hoover, Director, Paradise Skin Products 

 What is your favorite stress-relieving recipe?

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