Take a look at Liz Tucker's top five stress busting foods and find out more about the role alcohol plays.
* The International Stress Management Association
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Our bodies are able to handle stressful situations better if we are feeding them properly.
Some foods are full of fantastic nutrients that are perfect for sweeping away stress.
Liz Tucker's Top 5 Stress Busting Foods
1. Eggs are top of the list - they are full of so many different stress relieving nutrients that they are a fantastic all rounder
2. Vitamin C - that's fruit and veg, especially broccoli. It's full of antioxidant and calcium which repair the damage that causes stress and is vital for nerves and muscles
3. Carbohydrates trigger the release of serotonin which soothes you. And the experts say that carbs present in one baked potato are enough to relieve the anxiety of a stressful day
4. Red meat is full of vitamin B - it's brilliant for boosting levels as it pumps oxygen around your body
5. Water needs to be at least 80% of your fluid intake daily. Many people feel stressed because they don't drink enough, but drinks like coffee, coke and alcohol aren't good as they release adrenalin which actually increases your level of stress
Stress and alcohol
A couple of drinks are fine and relaxing after a stressful day at work but no more. The last thing you should be doing is "turning to drink".
* Using drink to alleviate stress is dehydrating and ultimately depressing - it leads to irritability and insomnia
* One in three men 'turn to drink' to try to escape the pressures of
* If you drink too much it isn't just your brain that suffers, it's your heart, blood pressure, liver, stomach and love life too
* Drinking one glass of wine per day can be beneficial. More than two or three isn'
* While alcohol can temporarily numb the stress hormones, ultimately it will end up making you feel a lot worse off