Instead of reaching for sugary and unhealthy foods, when under stress, try these first.
Studies suggest that vitamin C can curb levels of stress hormones while strengthening the immune system.
One of the best ways to reduce high blood pressure is to get enough potassium, plentiful in avocados and bananas.
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.
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.
Omega 3-fatty acid found in fish such as salmon & tuna, can prevent surges in stress hormones.
Eating a handful of pistachios, walnuts or almonds, may protect you against the effects of stress.
Bowl of warm oatmeal boosts levels of serotonin, a calming brain chemical.