Five Healthy Foods That Fight Stress

Everyday stressors can cause a real damper on your energy, attitude and overall health. Two of the best ways to conquer stress are exercise and eating right. Here are five healthy foods that will help you stay positive and stress free, and all of them can be eaten on the go.

1. Sunflower seeds choco and blu

These easy-to-take-with-you treats have folate in them, which can help your brain to make feel-good chemicals, boosting your happiness and lowering your stress tank.

2. Blueberries

Pop these in your mouth and feel the stress melt away. These mighty blueberries are packed with antioxidants that can actually counteract the production of cortisol, the chemical that is released when you experience stress.

3. Dark chocolate

Who knew fighting stress could taste so sweet! Like blueberries, dark chocolate also has antioxidants that can help fight those stress hormones, one of which is cortisol.

4. Oranges

Studies have shown that Vitamin C can help people with stress. Blood pressure and cortisol levels lower when you eat Vitamin C. So pop an orange in your lunch or in your purse, and “peel” away the stress.

5. Milk

Feeling stressed? Grab some milk, or if you’re at a coffee shop, get it warmed. This is not just a drink for the babes. Milk contains calcium, which has been linked to fewer mood swings.