Stress, Stress, Stress. The word is creating havoc in day to day life. The reason might stem from alcohol abuse, smoking, drugs, late nights, undue academic pressure, improper food habit or strict dieting.
Why you should try to come out of stress?
Heart attacks at a young age are a frightening reality nowadays. The reason?
By seeing the frequent rise of rate of diabetics all over the world. Stress can be a major reason. Growing incidence of suicide, murder or any other crime. Rapid rise of rate of depression.
How do we express it?
Case 1 Thirty year old Sunil said, when he is in stress he use to smoke continuously. Do you feel the same way?
Reality - when you are in stress if you smoke more actually it will aggravate more stress.
Case 2 Twenty five year old Mini said, when she is depressed she use to eat more.
Reality - When we are in stress our body secret a specific hormone which create false hunger signal in our brain. As soon as the stress situation is over we feel that we had already overeaten. Which will lead to obesity.
Case 3 Thirty five year old Dahia is suffering from sleeplessness. He is becoming addicted to take sleeping pills. He uses to take lot of tea also.
Reality - Consumption of excessive sleeping pills may lead to nervous breakdown. This is also found that caffeine found in tea, coffee, chocolate etc. cause to increase the level of stress by increasing adrenaline secretion. There is a link between caffeine intake and high blood pressure and high cholesterol level.
Dos and do not's when you are in stress
Don't smoke much. Try to cut down as less as possible. Nicotine present in smoke makes blood vessels constrict, which causes the heart to work harder to pump blood through the vessels. Carbon monoxide from the smoke reduces the amount of oxygen in the blood.
Don't drink too much alcohol. One to two peg of red wine per day can be recommended. Alcohol stimulates the secretion of adrenaline resulting in problems like nervous tension, irritability, insomnia etc.Alcohol affects
More or less all systems in our body, heart, liver, brain etc.
Don't take excessive sugar also. Sugar has no essential nutrients. Two to three teaspoon per day can be recommended for a normal person.
Don't take excessive salt. Salt can deplete the adrenal gland and causes emotional instability. One teaspoon per day can be recommended for a normal person.
Don't consume food rich in saturated fat.
Eat food high in complex carbohydrate. Carbohydrate trigger release of the brain neurotransmitter serotonin, which soothes you.
Eat food high in fiber. Stress result in cramps and constipation.
Eat more vegetables. Your brain's production of serotonin is sensitive to your diet. Eating more vegetables can increase your serotonin production. This increase is due to the improved absorption of L-tryptophen.
Drink plenty of water, vegetable juices, butter milk etc. to detoxify your body.