Instead of reaching for sugary and unhealthy foods, when under stress, try these first. 

Oranges

Studies suggest that vitamin C can curb levels of stress hormones while strengthening the immune system.

Avocados

One of the best ways to reduce high blood pressure is to get enough potassium, plentiful in avocados and bananas.

Spinach

Too little magnesium may trigger headaches and fatigue, compounding the effects of stress. One cup of spinach or other green leafy vegetables helps you stock back up on magnesium. 

Raw Veggies

Crunchy raw vegetables can help ease stress in a purely mechanical way. Munching celery or carrot sticks helps release a clenched jaw and can ward off tension. 

Fatty Fish

Omega 3-fatty acid found in fish such as salmon & tuna, can prevent surges in stress hormones.

Nuts

Eating a handful of pistachios, walnuts or almonds, may protect you against the effects of stress. 

Oatmeal

Bowl of warm oatmeal boosts levels of serotonin, a calming brain chemical. 

While self-care methods on this web-site can have a positive effect on reducing stress, tension, anxiety and trauma

related symptoms, they are for guidance only, not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, treatment or cure. You should take the advice of a suitably qualified health professional if you have any concerns over stress-related illnesses, or if you are experiencing significant or persistent unhappiness. 

 

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