Foods to Combat Stress!

Do you find that when you’re stressed you start reaching for the cookie jar, a bag of chips or a chunk of pie? After you have had these high-calorie binges, do you TRULY feel better or is there at least a hint of regret? Try these guilt-free foods that have been found to reduce your stress!

 

Almonds, pistachios and walnuts: Loaded vitamin E: an antioxidant that bolsters the immune system and Vitamin B: a vitamin that is known for helping your body “hold up” throughout stressful events

almonds

Avocados: helps reduce cravings and frantic feelings

Avocado

Skim milk: helps reduce muscle spasms and soothe tension

Glass-of-Milk

Oatmeal: high in fibre which increases the transit time

Oats Heap

Oranges: A study found that those who took 3,000 mg felt less stress

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Salmon:  a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids kept cortisol and adrenaline from geysering

Cooked Salmon,Norwich, Norfolk, Jason Bye, 08/09/09

Spinach: Contains magnesium, a helpful mineral that may relieve migraine headaches and make you less likely to feel fatigued

Pile of baby spinach

Want more information? Check out the rest of the article here!: http://www.womenshealthmag.com/nutrition/stress-busting-foods?page=1

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