Top 4 Baked Goodies to Help You De-Stress

Are you feeling a bit too anxious and worried these days? We are presently all stuck in a post pandemic world. The effects of the pandemic could have many people across the world feelings stressed out, feeling like their sanity is slipping away with each day spent in isolation.

But one thing is for sure, you are not alone in this and something that we could all do together is possibly bake together with people from various parts of the world. The baking process in itself can help you relieve stress. In addition, certain baked goodies are known to help you relax and feel calmer in the midst of chaos. Here are a few such goodies that could help you de-stress:

1.      Bread

Baking bread is no easy feat. But if you are looking to get rid of all that mental tension, baking bread is one of the most effective methods in doing so. Baking bread requires the individual to be physically active, kneading the dough and getting the perfect shape requires ultimate focus. This can help a person take their mind off of everything going on outside of the baking. If you are feeling stressed be sure to have your banneton bread lame and let’s, get baking!

2.      Chocolate Chip Oats Cookies

This not your regular old chocolate chip cookies. This is the much healthier and stress alleviating alternative. These types of cookies can be made with oat flour. Oatmeal is known to pump up levels of serotonin in the system.

Serotonin is a ‘feel-good’ chemical and can help with easing the tension and anxiety. Moreover, the chocolate used has to be dark chocolate chips. This is because dark chocolate has the ability to decrease the production of cortisol and catecholamine, both of which are stress inducing hormones. Better get to baking those cookies and getting those stress levels lowered.

3.      Cinnamon Rolls

I mean… who does not love their whole house smelling of cinnamon rolls? These decedent delights are almost everyone’s household favourite. And what’s more? The key ingredient plays a major role in helping reduce stress.

For instance, cinnamon can help in decreasing the levels of anxiety, elevate the mood and help in reducing feelings of depression. In addition, you cannot forget the maple glaze on the cinnamon rolls. Maple syrup is rich in antioxidants which is beneficial to all as it can protect us from damage caused by oxygen in the body and assists in lowering cholesterol levels.

4.      Cupcakes

Baking up to a dozen cupcakes can help keep your mind occupied and away from any thoughts causing you to feel stressed out. Baking cupcakes is a whole other process and there are many ways you can get creative with it. The more stressed you feel, you could add more creativity into it. Such as adding various flavours and trying something new or decorating the cupcakes with focus driven techniques to make the best out of your final product.

Grab your ingredients, follow the recipe and get the oven ready for some baking and get yourself ready for some major stress relief!




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