What we refer to as “avocado” is the fruit of the avocado tree, called Persea Americana that has originated in South Central Mexico. When it comes to overall healthy foods, avocado reigns supreme. This superfood is loaded with health benefits and definitely makes the list of fruits that reduce stress and anxiety.
Avocados are especially high in potassium (even higher than bananas without the fruit sugar), which helps keep blood pressure low and prevent hypertension with inflammation-reducing antioxidants like Vitamin A and C, foliate and other B Vitamins for your brain and good levels of dietary fibres for your digestive system. Avocados are one of the best fruits for relieving stress and anxiety.
Although avocados are healthy, they are also rich in calories; to spell it out – 3.5 ounces (100grams) or about half an avocado, contain around 160 calories. Avocados contain a high amount of heart-healthy monosaturated fats similar to those found in olive oil.
You can’t just reach for slice after slice of avocado toast during crunch time if you don’t want to gain weight, but this super fruit might help shut down stress eating by filling your belly and making you feel more satisfied. In 2014 study by Loma Linda University researchers had participants add half an avocado to their lunches, which reduced their desire to eat more by40% for the three hours following the midday meal. The full feeling which makes you less inclined to reach for unhealthy snacks when stress kicks in.
For starters avocados contain lutein, beta-carotene, Vitamin E, and folate. In particular, is used to reduce stress. Folate helps the creation of dopamine which is responsible for feeling pleasure. More pleasure feelings, less stressful ones. They also Vitamin B which top the list for vitamin helpful for the body to reduce stress. When we are stressed, we deplete our levels of B vitamin for production of serotonin and other calming effects. If we can’t calm down, we’ll continue to be stressed out only further, hurting our health.