5 Stress-Busting Foods We Should All Have In Our Cupboards

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We’ve all heard of the term ‘comfort food’, but did you know that there are actually foods out there that can help you deal with stress? These foods are usually full of antioxidants and have lots of health benefits, which can help your body and mind.

So, let’s get started with our top five list!

 

1. Berries
All berries, including strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries, are rich in vitamin C, which has been shown to be helpful in combating stress. Blueberries are also the world’s favorite superfood right now because they’re full of antioxidants.

2. Avocado
These creamy delicious fruits are packed with vitamin E which is perfect for your skin and for de-stressing your body too.

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3. Chocolate
Besides the healthy antioxidants in this treat, it has an undeniable link to mood. I mean, who doesn’t better ask eating a chocolate cake?

Dark chocolate, in particular, is known to lower blood pressure, adding to a feeling of calm.

4. Green Tea
This stuff is so good for you! Not only is it a good alternative to coffee, it also improves mental performance and brain function.

5. Nuts
Nuts are hard workers! Eating a handful of pistachios, walnuts, cashews or almonds can reduce inflammation in arteries, lower your cholesterol and protect you against the effects of stress.

So next time you feel the stress creeping up on you, reach for an avocado or some chocolate and reap the benefits of these stress-busting foods.

 

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