Speaking of Women’s Health offers informational women’s health videos that discuss a variety of topics. Join us as Holly L. Thacker, MD, Director of Center for Specialized Women’s Health at Cleveland Clinic, offers her insights about health myths and helpful tips and tricks about health issues that affect women every day.
Many healthy foods offer a subtle side-effect - they help relieve stress. Carolyn Snyder is a registered dietitian at Cleveland Clinic. A German study found vitamin C can help reduce stress and return blood pressure to normal levels, so foods like oranges are stress busters. Avocados are packed with potassium, which helps lower blood pressure, and pistachios and walnuts can have the same effect. Foods high in omega-3 fatty acids, like salmon, help keep stress hormones at bay as well. And Snyder says to try some Thanksgiving dinner if you're feeling stressed. The tryptophan in the turkey is soothing, and sweet potatoes offer benefits too.
Humor can be an important tool in living a healthier life. Learn how to laugh every day to release stress and anxiety.