Stress seems to be something that everyone experience at some point in their life. It could be work related, family life, a test or becoming a new parent. No matter what your issues are, stress is sure to follow and cause you to slow down and feel the effects. How you handle your stress is different for many people. Some will use medications, and others will handle it with exercise. But if you’re looking for a quick fix of relief,  here are three foods for stress relief.

foods for stress relief

Chocolate

Have you ever noticed that once you take a bite of your favorite candy bar, all your troubles suddenly disappear for a second? Dark chocolate is the one you need to ease the stress because it contains anandamide which relaxes your brain and cause pain and depression to go away for a few minutes. With this kind of prescription, the dosage can get out of control if you can’t control your love for chocolate. Having a cup of hot chocolate would also be a good idea to calm your nerves.

Avocado

This little green dynamo is very filling and will keep you feeling full longer. It will regulate the blood sugar in your body which in turn will keep you from having bad mood swings. I know when I’m hungry I can get in a very bad mood if I don’t eat, so adding this to my diet is very satisfying. I use it in smoothies, salads, and other conventional ways that make the meals more filling. It is loaded with folate, B vitamins, vitamin E, and potassium that will do your body good.

Fermented Foods

A pickle a day will keep the stress away. That about sums it up. If you keep your digestive track in excellent condition and things are moving out of your body at the consistent rate, you will avoid constipation, stomach pains, and irritability. These issues could lead to stress and depression or worse. Providing your body with good bacteria will make you feel much better inside and out. Try adding some kefir, fermented vegetables, yogurt, salmon, prunes, and other fermented foods that are filled with live cultures to your diet. Probiotics will keep your body in good working order.

Tips

Your body should be your temple and what you put inside your body should only be the best, so leave off the processed and unhealthy foods that will only bring your body more harm than good.

Take a break and have some green tea, which will also help to ease your stress and put you in a better mood to deal with your life. Put yourself first and learn how to say no.

Do you know of any other foods for stress relief?

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