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202 - Calm Foods.

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Asparagus
It's true that side effects may include off-color or funky-smelling urine. But it's small price to pay for all the folate they deliver. The B vitamin is essential in helping you keep you cool when stress rears its ugly head. Steam some spears and add to salads or stir-fries; they're also tasty when broiled or seasoned.



Oysters
You probably thought you'd read about oysters in the Sexy Food sections, huh? They earned a place here because they're a mother lode of Zine. Six oysters- what you'd typically be served in a restaurant as an appetizer, have more than half the recommended daily allowance for this important calming mineral. They're an acquired taste for sure, but fans love them with cocktail sauce, horseradish, or simply just a squeeze of lemon juice.

Avocado
Tell me who doesn't fall in love with this oh-so-awesome-fruits(yes, fruits)??? Besides being an excellent source of healthy mono-unsaturated fat, these creamy green fruits can stress-proof your body. They're rich in glutathione, a substance that block intestinal absorbtion of certain fats that cause oxidative damage(the process that creates free radicles, the harmful compounds responsible for aging). Avocados also contain more folate than any other fruit. Try to stick to a single serving (about one quarter of an avocado). Slice thinly and add it into your sandwich or salad to replace mayonnaise.


Berries
All berries, including blueberries, strawberries,raspberries and blackberries, are rich in Vit C, has been shown to be helpful in combating stress. German researchers tested this by asking 120 people to give a speech and then do hard math problems. Those who had been given vitamin C had lower blood pressure and lower levels of cortisol after the stress fest. Add a handful of berries to salad, yogurt, or oatmeal, or try nibbling on them frozen.

 Oranges
Another vitamin C powerhouse, oranges have an added benefit ; that though skin keeps them protected while they're bouncing around in your backpack, so you can tote them anywhere. Try some other varieties like clementines, tangelos or mineolas.

Walnuts
Researche has proven that these shelled marvels provide more than one kind of cognitive edge. They contain alpha-linolenic acid, an essential omega-3 fatty acid, and another polyphenols that have been shown to help prevent memory loss. Studies conducted by the National Institutes of Health found that the omega-3 fatty acids in walnuts keep the stress hormones cortisol and adrenaline in the check. To bring out their flavor, toast them for 10 minutes then chop them and add them to salads.



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17 comments:

  1. I love Asparagus and Oysterssssssssssss!! Hahaha!! No wonder no calm these day, hmm, should have go for seafood this week. LOLz!!

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    1. YA~ EAT MORE! Ask Mr. Frog to eat with u too! xP

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  2. Mmmmm..... these food are all in my fave list. Yipee! Great post :) Happy V-day to u, Eunice!

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    1. Hehehe! Great! eat more of these! Happy Valentine to u too, mama Shirley!

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  3. i seldom eat those! =( no wonder im so weak! =S

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    1. Haha! then u should find other food sources to make u strong!;P

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  4. err! i only prefer oranges and berries! LOL!

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  5. I have at least 3 meals a day, either rice or mee. :D And I still underweight. Any recommended food to gain some weights?

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    1. Yes! of course! Eat more meat, turkey, chicken breast,pasta and eggs.
      Eat every 3 hours and exercise at least 3times a week , the more intensive exercise , the better. ;) Remember to eat as soon as your work out too! it really helps! ;P

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  6. simple healthy food that calms us down. brilliant. i eat them rather often.

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    1. NO WONDER U LOOK COOL ALL THE TIME...XPPP

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  7. coincidentally, all of them are my faves :)

    Latest: Look out for the Haven!

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    1. Zhen de ma? then u must be a food lover!! A person who really knows hw to enjoy

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