There’s a lot of tension going on in the world and in order to promote peace we must allow ourselves to eat foods that promote calm and peace within. Here are 7 great foods that instill a feeling of peace and allows one to feel calm even when life seems chaotic.
Chai Tea, even thought it does have some caffeine it also has lots of great healing, soothing, herbs that help one to feel at peace and calm down in the middle of a stressful lifestyle. And you can also find decaffeinated chai tea too which will relax and sooth even more.
Seaweed contains lots of great magnesium and tryptophan that promotes feelings of peace. You know the old saying about Uncle Bod falling asleep after eating lots of turkey on Thanksgiving well that’s all true… but with seaweed you have the best of both worlds… lots of great nutrients with very few calories.
Maca Root is a food that’s common in South American it’s used like a potato and has many great health qualities… one of the best being that it helps with stress and works wonders for anxiety too. At the same time maca will provide a boost of energy, balance hormones, and it’s also jam packed full of healing nutrients.
Oats and Bananas, this combination is great for soothing away anxiety and promoting feelings of peace. This combination produces melatonin and serotonin that help relax and de-stress the body, plus it also helps the brain produce tryptophan and serotonin that soothes and relaxes the mind.
In Chinese Medicine it’s recommended to eat foods that cleans the liver to feel more relaxed and stress free. Food like collard greens, beets, and dandelion greens are full of amazing antioxidants and phytonutrients that help you relax, plus they help move Qi and Chi through the body which also helps with anger, irritability, confusion, and even frustrations.
Chlorella and Spirulina are excellent for soothing and relaxing because they contain every single nutrients the body needs for relaxing and dealing with stress and anxiety. They also help to remove heavy metals form the body, and in Chinese Medicine they are great for clearing away toxins and circulate more Chi energy… thus you feel more at peace.
Potatoes and rice are great at night because they help produce more serotonin and thus they promote better sleep and work to end anxiety and stress. And sweet potatoes are wonderful because they are full of A and B vitamins plus beta-carotene that sooth and relax, and they are full of potassium for lowering blood pressure. Sweet potatoes are also a low glycemic index food that releases glucose into the body slowly for a more peaceful relaxing day.
All of these foods you can find at your local health food store or super market.
Have a Relaxing Soothing Peaceful Day!
Dr. Paul Haider – Master Herbalist, Counselor, and Spiritual Advisor for over 20 years, helping people to recover and feel healthy. You can also find Dr. Haider on FB under Dr. Paul Haider, Healing Herbs, Center for Creative Living Church, Meditation for the Soul, and Relax Into Success, Punjab teas www.paulhaider.com