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Top foods to help you combat stress

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:

Avocados

avocado

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.

Berries

berries

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

dark chocolate

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.

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