Stress is essentially a series of hormonal signals in your body that impact your emotions when you're exposed to threats. Control these internal triggers, and you’ll be able to fight it. How? Through healthy food.
Experts believe that a nutritious diet, over time, can help build your defences against stress because your gut health is closely linked to your mental state. “Manage your stress levels by exercising regularly, getting enough sleep, socialising, using relaxation techniques and eating well,” recommends the Better Health Channel1.
When the pressure rises, fill your fridge with these healthy pick-me-ups so you always come out strong.
Omega-3 fatty acids naturally stimulate serotonin — a happy hormone that helps promote happiness and pleasure while reducing depression and anxiety — produced in the gut to boost your mood. Omega-3 can be found in certain types of seafood, for example mackerel, salmon and shellfish. The Heart Foundation recommends all Australians should aim to include 2–3 serves of fish (including oily fish) per week as part of a heart-healthy diet2.
For the best-tasting seafood, store them in ideal temperatures. Fish can be frozen or chilled at -2°C for example, while fresh oysters and mussels need to be at around 3-8°C.
Adapt to these different temperatures by keeping them in the TasteSealPlus compartment of the 609L UltimateTaste 900 French Door Refrierator (EHE6899BA) which offers three adjustable temperatures from -2°C to 0°C and 3°C, allowing you to expertly store any type of food.
A blood sugar crash can induce fatigue, anxiety or brain fog. Balance your blood sugar levels by eating fruits and vegetables packed with fibre so you can productively power through the day. It’s recommended that men aged 19-70+ eat 30g fibre/day, while women aged 19-70+ eat 25g fibre/day3.
Keep produce like raspberries, kale or broccoli fresher and tastier for longer by storing them in the 609L UltimateTaste 900 French Door Refrigerator (EHE6899BA) with TasteLockAuto, which automatically releases excess moisture to prevent condensation and early spoilage.
The gut produces the same happy hormones (Serotonin, Dopamine, Endorphins, Oxytocin) as the brain does. Keep it healthy to lower your stress levels by supplying it with good bacteria from fermented food. Stock up on all your probiotic pick-me-ups — a big jar of kimchi, a tall bottle of kombucha, or small cups of yogurt — and organise everything in your spacious and flexible multidoor UltimateTaste 900 Fridge.
Sometimes, it’s the simple things that can solve the biggest problems. Drink more water to reduce stress because dehydration is linked to a higher risk of anxiety, according to multiple studies. Add lemon slices to your water to give yourself a vitamin C boost — also known to ease stress levels.
Easily make this a habit with the 609L UltimateTaste 900 French Door Refrigerator (EHE6899BA), equipped with filtered ice and water, which gives you a glass of ice and water at the touch of a button.
Having an organised fridge that responds to your needs can also be stress relieving. Easily maintain the freshness and taste of your food, and remain cool-headed with our fridge range.