Decoding Stress with Food- The Avocado


I am starting a weekly series called #‎thestressplate‬ The stress plate is a weekly series that will focus on foods to help combat ‪#‎stress‬. When stressed remember to add an avocado to your daily intake. Avocados are loaded with potassium, a vital mineral for keeping blood pressure low.

Another great stress management technique is quick coherence from HeartMath:

Step 1: Heart Focus. Focus your attention on the area around your heart, the area in the center of your chest. If you prefer, the first couple of times you try it, place your hand over the center of your chest to help keep your attention in the heart area.

Step 2: Heart Breathing. Breathe deeply, but normally, and imagine that your breath is coming in and going out through your heart area. Continue breathing with ease until you find a natural inner rhythm that feels good to you.

Step 3: Heart Feeling. As you maintain your heart focus and heart breathing, activate a positive feeling. Recall a positive feeling, a time when you felt good inside, and try to re-experience the feeling. One of the easiest ways to generate a positive, heart-based feeling is to remember a special place you’ve been to or the love you feel for a close friend or family member or treasured pet. This is the most important step.

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