Top 10: Stress fighting foods

By BzAimee 08 Jan 2017

Exam period is here, which means it's time to learn how to juggle revision and socialising with all your mates...

So, it's useful to know how to tackle some of the stress of this busy period using the power of food!

Although the convenience of tucking into a takeaway after a particularly stressful day is tempting, it will only make you feel worse.

Eating healthily though is a proven stress buster, so why not try some of these tasty ingredients in your cooking to boost your mood!

  1. Asparagus
    Depression has been linked to low levels of folic acid and one vegetable that boosts this mood-enhancing nutrient is asparagus.
  2. Avocado
    These are packed with vitamin B that gives you healthy nerve and brain cells to help stamp out feelings of anxiety.

    Flickr: Stacy Spensley
  3. Blueberries
    They may only be small but they pack a serious punch of antioxidants and vitamin C to help with feelings of stress.
  4. Milk
    A warm glass of milk remedies insomnia and fidgetiness so you can get a good nights sleep.
  5. Almonds
    Replace a bag of crisps for this perfect little snack to munch on that are rich in vitamins B2 and E, boosting your immune system.
  6. Oranges
    Part of the breakfast of champions! Flooded with Vitamin C proven to lower blood pressure and the stress hormone cortisol.
  7. Spinach
    Perfect addition to most meals, Popeye’s favourite is full of magnesium that helps regulate cortisol levels and promote feelings of wellbeing.
  8. Salmon
    This fishy dish is rich in omega-3, which helps to keep adrenaline from flaring when you’re feeling tense.

    Flickr: Paul Joseph
  9. Turkey
    Perfect for boosting your mood during the wintery period as it contains an amino acid that releases the chemical serotonin, giving us a sense of calm and even tiredness.
  10. Oatmeal
    Another breakfast favourite, this also gets the calm-inducing hormone flowing, setting you up for a stress-free day!

A healthy body makes for a healthy mind, getting you set to tackle those essays and exams.......

Bon appétit!

Keep checking Browzer for more stress busting tips and tricks to help you on the road to success! 

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