Relax. Food that relaxes you naturally. Food that helps you Chill Out.
Relax. Got Milk?
Relax, I’m sure you’ve heard. But milk is immediately effective in relaxing you body. It has tryptophan and serotonin. This can also help with sleep. In addition, it also has calcium, which helps with sleep, too.
Honey can be used to relax not only your brain, but also the nerves in your body. The reason why is because it contains a lot of tryptophan. This is something that helps relieve anxiety and stress. On top of this is has potassium which actually can help cancel those stress hormones, too! (Read about how to cut out sugar!)
It’s yellow! It’s a fruit!
You know what else has potassium? I’m sure you do. Bananas! It’s jet packed with it. Also, it has magnesium. This is an mineral that can help with muscle soreness and even just plain relaxing those muscles. And of course has serotonin and tryptophan.
Oatmeal. It’s my favorite. I don’t know about you, but I love every kind of oatmeal. Steal cut, instant, brown sugar, bananas in it, blueberries in it, milk, or water, I LOVE IT. The goal though, is to eat it as sugar-free. So put some honey in it for a double bam of relaxation. Oatmeal also has melatonin, which helps you sleep.
Can I put it in a smoothie?
Would you believe it if I said celery helps too? Well it does! It especially helps if you are suffering from nervous tension. It can also help lower blood pressure. And yes, put it in a smoothie. Or put some peanut butter on it!
Camomile Tea also helps with relaxing. It’s like one of my favorites and with a little bit of hone. OH MAN. My day is done. I love it. It’s my right before bed drink.
Actually, no, this one is my favorite.
Okay, okay, I know it’s chocolate and does have caffeine, but it has a lot of other great things than can help you calm down. Plus it’s delicious. But you have to get the dark chocolate. It’s got dopamine and serotonin, AND helps create endorphins. It’s like working out, but you’re eating chocolate.
Actually, what if you put all of these in a smoothie? I wonder what that would taste like?
~Chillin with Dance Fitness with Jessica