What To Eat For Stress Relief

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When you’re stressed, you might be tempted to reach for the chocolate or the ‘comfort foods’ you grew up with – but it seems that there are some better, scientifically-proven foods that will actually help you regulate stress. Although, no one can argue with chocolate and science has shown that it is one of the foods that are helpful. The following list of foods that can relieve the tension work in various ways – some on blood pressure, some on inducing good feelings in the body and others by helping you cope with the stress at hand.

Depending on your diet or what you have available at the time, any one of these foods would be helpful in our quest against stress. Seeing as everyone comes up against stress at one point or another in the course of their life, it’s a good idea to have at least one of these foods on hand in your pantry. Take a look below at some of the foods that can relieve your stress and make your life better.


1. Chocolate

Let’s face it – chocolate was going to be people’s first go-to whether science proved it was good for us or not. In particular, dark chocolate is very beneficial against the effects of stress as study after study has shown. One study from the Loma Linda University Adventist Health Sciences Centre in Southern California found that not only does chocolate make you happy from the sugars it contains but the flavonoids in chocolate, which are potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant agents, help to boost the brain function by improving mood, memory and even immunity. Dark chocolate is also helpful against inflammation. But, take heed, everything in moderation.

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