Eating up to seven servings of fruits and vegetables a day can lower the risk of physiological stress in middle-aged women according to a new research from the University of Sydney, Australia.
Having analyzed 60,404 men and women aged 45 and older, the researchers come to the conclusion that moderate and vegetable intake lowered the stress risk in women by 23%, compared to the women who didn’t consume vegetables or fruits (or eat just one serving) per day.
The authors of the study write: “Fruit and vegetable consumption may help reduce the prevalence of psychological distress among middle-aged and older adults. However, the association between fruit and vegetable consumption and the incidence of psychological distress requires further investigation and possibly, a longer follow-up time.”
Nowadays many people are struggling to get bodies they want, and sometimes it is very disappointing when you can’t achieve your weight goals due to various stress situations.
Here are 6 stress-management techniques that’ll help you get the body you want to:
- Schedule your meal. You need to eat within an hour after you wake up and then every three to four hours during the day. This will lower your stress response.
- Eat healthy. Avoid processed foods and instead add more real food to your diet plan.
- Drink water. Stay well-hydrated throughout the day, because when your body is dehydrates, it thinks it is in danger.
- Exercise according to your needs and abilities. Too intensive exercise may elevate your stress.
- Sleep enough. Seven to eight hours is an ideal option.
- Take five breaths at least one a day.
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