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Healthy eating 101: Regulate cortisol levels with these 5 minerals; diet tips to beat stress

Published on Jun 24, 2024 06:14 PM IST
  • From sodium to potassium to zinc, here is a list of minerals that should be included in the daily diet.
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Chronic stress can lead to mineral deficiencies. "These deficiencies can disrupt neurotransmitter function and the HPA (hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal) axis, reducing our ability to cope with stress," wrote Nutritionist Marina Wright. Here are five minerals that we must include in our daily diet to beat stress with healthy eating.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jun 24, 2024 06:14 PM IST

Chronic stress can lead to mineral deficiencies. "These deficiencies can disrupt neurotransmitter function and the HPA (hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal) axis, reducing our ability to cope with stress," wrote Nutritionist Marina Wright. Here are five minerals that we must include in our daily diet to beat stress with healthy eating.(Unsplash)

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Magnesium: Magnesium's effect on HPA axis helps in influencing Cortisol regulation. Food items such as dark chocolate, leafy green vegetables, avocado, bananas and cashews should be included in the daily diet. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jun 24, 2024 06:14 PM IST

Magnesium: Magnesium's effect on HPA axis helps in influencing Cortisol regulation. Food items such as dark chocolate, leafy green vegetables, avocado, bananas and cashews should be included in the daily diet. (Unsplash)

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Zinc: Zinc helps in supporting neurotransmitter function, thereby promoting stable mood and enhancing brain function. Zinc is abundantly found in food items such as oysters, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, and lentils.  expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Zinc: Zinc helps in supporting neurotransmitter function, thereby promoting stable mood and enhancing brain function. Zinc is abundantly found in food items such as oysters, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, and lentils. 

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Selenium: This mineral helps in protecting the body from oxidative stress. It further helps in regulating stress responses by supporting thyroid function. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Selenium: This mineral helps in protecting the body from oxidative stress. It further helps in regulating stress responses by supporting thyroid function. (Unsplash)

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When you ingest salty food, the brain senses it and activates a series of compensatory mechanisms to bring sodium levels back down.(Pixabay) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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When you ingest salty food, the brain senses it and activates a series of compensatory mechanisms to bring sodium levels back down.(Pixabay)

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Bananas: These potassium powerhouses help regulate sodium levels in the body, which is crucial for maintaining a healthy blood pressure. (Freepik) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Bananas: These potassium powerhouses help regulate sodium levels in the body, which is crucial for maintaining a healthy blood pressure. (Freepik)

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