BEAT STRESS WITH THESE FOODS DURING COVID-19

Stress is a part of the modern individual's life. We just have to learn to manage and live with it. The current COVID-19 pandemic has only increased the stress levels among people. This psychological distress has affected people of all ages. It is due to many factors like working from home, unemployment, lack of physical contact with friends and family and much more. This new reality takes some getting used to, with the World Health Organization appealing to the people to adopt different lifestyle changes to better manage themselves in what we now call the new normal. This can be particularly difficult for people especially the ones with existing mental health conditions. 

In times of such uncertainty, it is common to experience feelings of fear, worry and stress. These feelings, if not identified early and diagnosed, may lead to long term anxiety in the individual. Some of the habits or lifestyle changes that one can adopt include keeping in touch with their near and dear ones, regular exercise and proper intake of nutrient-rich foods. There are several dishes that when added to your diet can keep mental health problems at bay. These foods include antioxidant-rich fruits, veggies, legumes that contribute positively for the betterment of your mental health.

Let us take a look at the foods that you need to add to your diet during this pandemic:

Whole Grains


If you are looking to get your carbs from healthy sources then look no further than the whole grains. Healthy carbs stimulate the production of serotonin, the chemical that makes you feel better. You could also add other carbohydrate sources like sweet potatoes, quinoa and brown rice to your diet. These foods ensure that you get a healthy dose of vitamins, minerals and fibre. 

Healthy Fat


Consumption of fish can help you beat stress. Fish are loaded with omega-3 fatty acids which can help reduce the stress in your body. Some of the fish that are perfect for your diet include tuna, salmon, halibut, herring and sardines and many others. If you are looking for vegetarian options then you can consume chia seeds, flaxseeds, walnuts and even fish oil capsules. 

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Nuts And Seeds


Nuts and seeds are the source of many essential vitamins and minerals. Most nuts contain vitamin B and other fatty acids that are necessary for the proper functioning of the human body. You can munch on almonds, pistachios and walnuts whenever you are slightly hungry. These nuts contain magnesium which acts as a barrier for mental health problems and also helps in boosting the overall health of a person. Doctors generally advise people to consume about a handful of nuts every day. 

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Fruits And Veggies


Fruits and vegetables are rich in fibre and antioxidants. It is best to consume a variety of fruits and veggies like green peas, beans, leafy greens and more. You can throw in a few berries and citrus fruits into your diet as well. These foods are rich in vitamin C which is a known antidote to stress, anxiety and depression. Some of the citrus fruits you can have include oranges, grapefruits and strawberries. Add a few avocados to the get the necessary omega-3 fatty acids in your diet as well. 

What is Ayurveda?

Practiced by the great sages of ancient India, Ayurveda is a 5,000-year-old system of holistic medicine defined as Knowledge of Life (Ayu meaning life and Veda meaning knowledge). It describes the healthy and unhealthy state of life (mind and body) and describes the methods of balancing unhealthy conditions. Ayurveda focuses on the wellness of every person as a whole. Since the constitution differs from person to person, the wellness therapies also differ and are unique to every individual.

What is Naturopathy?

Human beings have remarkable recuperative powers that can heal the body on its own without external chemical or surgical interference, which simply suppresses symptoms but does not heal nor remove the root cause of the disease. Naturopathy seeks to heal the body by promoting its own internal processes. Naturopathy gives importance to internal hygienic conditions using healing therapies such as Dietetics, Hydrotherapy, Mud therapy, Reflexology, and Massage, among others.

What is Yoga?

Yoga is a lifestyle, to be incorporated. It includes practices like Kriyas, Asanas, Pranayama, Bandha, Mudra, Meditation etc.

What is Reiki?

Reiki is a holistic energy healing technique where certified healer directs universal energy to the person who seeks healing. This restores your emotional, physical and spiritual energy.

What is included in your all-inclusive package?

If you choose our all-inclusive package, you will get a well-appointed luxurious room, Ayurvedic therapies, Naturopathic therapies ( hydrotherapy, massage, mud therapy, reflexology, dietetics) yoga sessions, acupuncture, all meals, all amenities, and a personal wellness consultation.

What types of food do you have?

Our culinary program is based on a wholesome, balanced and portioned diet. All of the food served at YO1 is locally sourced, organic, and sustainable. The ingredients that are used are free of harmful chemicals, alkaline, and genetic modification to create meals that promote an optimum state of health.

Where are you located?

We are located in the tranquil Catskills Mountains in Monticello, New York. Resting on over 1,300 acres of pristine landscape, including the historic and impressive Kutsher property, YO1 is easily accessible and offers guests the fresh air and serenity needed to make the profound changes in their lives that they are seeking.

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