You know those moments when you’re absolutely stressed, feeling frazzled and in desperate need of a mood changer? That “pick me up” that you desperately need might all be in the food!
Stressful situations cause cortisol levels to rise-Cortisol triggers food cravings in the body. To get you feeling less stressed out, these are some of the foods you should try:
These creamy fruits are sure to help you feel a little calm. They contain glutathione a substance that blocks fats that cause oxidative stress.A single serving is loaded with vitamins as well and healthy nutrients that your body will certainly thank you for.
All berries-blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and blackberries are known to have the highest level of antioxidants compared to most of the other fruits. They are rich in vitamin c which has been shown to help combat stress levels. A group of German researchers subjected 120 people to a public speech and math problems. Those that consumed berries before had lower stress levels than those that didn’t.
Dark chocolate consumed in moderation is shown to include two important antioxidants-polyphenols and flavonols. Dark chocolate is also shown to reduce blood pressure therefore reducing your stress levels. Indulge in the occasional squares and feel the stress melt away.