4 Stress Reducing Super Foods

In life, stress and anxiety are almost inevitable. We lead such busy lives and have lots of responsibility, keeping away the stress that comes from the many different avenues of our lives is almost impossible. Whether it’s work, family responsibilities, bills, health concerns, or anything in between, stress is bound to eventually find us and latch on.

Luckily, reducing stress is possible with some preparation and a little knowledge. For starters, look no further than your diet. Here are four foods that are great for reducing stress and anxiety in your life.

Avocado

This delicious food is great for reducing stress. It has high levels of Vitamin B, which has been linked to enhancing moods. It is also a good fat that the body needs for proper functioning. Lastly, this little treat has a concoction of vitamins and minerals that helps to lower blood pressure. Low blood pressure is a contributing factor to reducing anxiety. Overall, if you’re feeling stressed, slice up an avocado or enjoy some guacamole to feel better.

Blueberries

A lot of people are unaware of the numerous benefits of blueberries. These tiny little fruits are full of antioxidants. Antioxidants help to repair cells in the body that are often damaged through stressors. This treat is easy to add to your diet. Eat them with cereal, in yogurt, with whip cream, or by the handful. No matter how they are consumed, you’ll still feel the effects of their many stress reducing benefits.

Milk

You’ve probably been told (or at least heard in a movie) that a warm glass of milk will help you sleep. Milk is high in antioxidants and Vitamin B. So, while the antioxidants help repair and protect the body, Vitamin B gives you energy and helps to control moods. Milk is a great way to both begin and end the day, reducing stress before you get going and before you go to bed.

Turkey

There really is a reason that Thanksgiving food makes you feel so good. Turkey has an amino acid that produces serotonin. That chemical, when produced by the brain, tells the body that everything is good. Your body then responds by relaxing, staying calm, and feeling satisfied. Adding a little turkey at other times of the year besides the holidays can help you have that holiday feeling all year long.

Stress might be inevitable, but it doesn’t have to rule your life. Try adding these easy foods to your diet to reduce stress and anxiety. You’ll feel calmer, healthier, and enjoy knowing that your diet is healing your body and mind in the long run.

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