Can Ambrosia Apples Reduce Stress?
A Healthy Diet and Stress Management
Feeling stressed has become pretty common in our society. It’s so pervasive that the World Health Organization recently added ‘burnout’ to its International Classification of Diseases as a recognized medical condition.
Being in a constant state of stress or in ‘burnout’ can lead to serious health problems. Stress has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease, obesity, Alzheimer’s, general inflammation (causing pain), mental illness, and digestive issues.
Chronic stress can be a vicious circle but experts agree that a healthy lifestyle can help. Health Canada says it’s important to recognize the cause of stress and deal with it. Additional lifestyle changes could include tools like meditation, talk therapy, exercise, and eating a healthy diet.
Diet is a key part of keeping stress at bay and Ambrosia apples have a role to play.
Here’s how Ambrosia apples help you manage your stress.
Apples contain some carbohydrates which help in the creation of serotonin (the happiness hormone). A breakfast with Ambrosia apples and oatmeal is a good source of serotonin-boosting carbohydrates. To really give your serotonin a boost, combine Ambrosia apples with tryptophan-rich foods like turkey.
Ambrosia apples have vitamin C which helps the body deal with excess amounts of cortisol (the stress hormone). Vitamin C is also helpful in lowering blood pressure, a common side effect of stress.
Ambrosia apples are a wonderfully crunchy apple and that adds to their stress-busting abilities. Chewing crunchy food not only releases tension in the jaw and neck (where many people hold their stress) it also increases our enjoyment of food.
And, the best way that eating Ambrosia apples helps lower stress? Eating a fresh, Ambrosia apple is so delicious that you have to stop, be in the moment, and enjoy the simple pleasure of eating an Ambrosia apple.