R For Relax: A To Z On Mindfulness For Newbies #StayMindfulWithMSN

Welcome to A To Z On Mindfulness For Newbies

The eighteenth letter to be explored in A To Z on Mindfulness For Newbies is R. R is for Relax.

Relax is keeping yourself calm, happy and less stressed. Also keep your body, mind, and soul in control. It’s an act to release or bring relief from the effects of tension, anxiety.


Relax is keeping yourself calm, happy and less stressed. Also keep your body, mind, and soul in control. 


Our mood and our food are closely related to each other. Some days we feel happier and calm after taking light and healthy food that relaxes your nerve. And in some days, heavy party food may make you feel dull and bloated. Also, some food will induce your nervous system so that you feel unrest. The food you eat will have a greater impact on your personality. 


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Top 12 Vegetarian Foods To Relax Your Mind

As April marks Stress Awareness Month, it’s important to take the time to learn more about the foods that relax your body, mind, and soul. Here are top 12 vegetarian foods that are good at building the inner calm and relax your mind.


Milk – Milk can be used as a mind relaxation food because it produces a calming effect on our minds. Just grab a glass of warm milk if you feel the need to relax your nerves. It is also rich in calcium that induces calmness.

Dark Chocolate – Dark chocolate regulates levels of the stress hormone cortisol and stabilizes metabolism. It also enhances nervous and hormonal system function.

Green Tea – Green tea is a source of L-Theanine, a chemical that helps relieve anger. It has the ability to produce relaxing hormones that will help your brain to relax.

Honey – Honey is the best antibiotic. Also, it’s the great one that fights depression and anxiety. Apart from this, honey is also known to be rich in potassium which has a soothing relieve on the brain and also the body.

Fruits – Fruits that are high in vitamins are the most stress-relieving foods. Fruits like bananas and mangoes are the best choice to calm you down. Mindfully eat those fruits when you feel stressed. These fruits help in fighting stress hormones. Grapes, lemons, and oranges can also soothe your body, mind, and soul.

Berries – Blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries can help reduce fatigue and stress. Add these berries to your regular meal to make yourself calm and relax.


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Vegetable Soup & Salad – Soups and salads are also the best foods that relax your mind. Vegetables like greens, tomatoes, bell peppers, garlic and broccoli aids in your well-being.

Nuts and Seeds: Nuts are rich in magnesium, selenium, zinc, vitamin E and vitamin B-complex that help in relaxing the brain. A handful of cashews provide the equivalent mood-boosting effect which is so therapeutic. Almonds, walnuts, pumpkin seeds and flax seeds are rich in Omega 3 which boosts our energy level.

Yogurt – Yogurt contains healthy probiotics that help to maintain healthy bacteria in your stomach. Your mood will get uplifted if you feel relaxed and if your digestive system functions the best.

Indian Spices – Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties and may reduce cancer risk and slow the progression of Alzheimer’s. Cinnamon can help lower cholesterol and also stabilize blood sugar. Ginger looks promising for cancer prevention and is anti-inflammatory.

Avocado – This super fruit might help to cut down stress-eating by filling your belly and making you feel more satisfied. 

Oatmeal – Oatmeal is another food that helps get the calm-inducing hormone serotonin flowing. Oats are higher in fiber and so they take a longer time to digest and hence reduces your craving for food.


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Mindful Eating and maintaining a balanced diet can help to reduce your stress levels and keeps you calm and relaxed over a period of time.


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