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5 Foods that can help you de-stress


Asparagus

The B vitamin is essential in helping you keep your cool when stress rears its ugly head. Steam some spears and add to salads or stir-fries; they're also tasty broiled and seasoned.

Cashews

Two handfuls are said to be the therapeutic equivalent of a prescription dose of Prozac, according to Dave Sommers from Food Matters. So if you’re feeling a bit down, go for these creamy, satisfying nuts. Cashews contain the amino acid L-tryptophan which converts to serotonin in the body – a feel-good chemical.

Mushrooms

For thousands of years, mushrooms have been used to restore balance thanks to their calming and centering qualities. They are packed with anti-cancer compounds – studies show shiitake mushroom can help prevent cervical cancer and help liver cancer patients live longer. Mushrooms can also aid weight loss and delay aging, so eat them as often as you can! Add them to spaghetti, pizza, stir-fries or soup for an easy nutritional upgrade.

Cacao

Raw cacao is off the charts when it comes to antioxidants – it’s 95,000

Raw cacao is off the charts when it comes to antioxidants – it’s 95,000

Raw cacao is off the charts when it comes to antioxidants – it’s 95,000 on the ORAC scale! Plus Cacao is a rich source of magnesium, the key stress-busting mineral. Cacao also contains an amino acid called Phenylalanine or PEA. This helps you feel focused and alert and since it’s one of the essential amino acids, the body doesn’t produce it, and it must be obtained from food.

Herbal Tea for Stress

There are herbs and teas that are commonly used for calming effect and reduce stress-related insomnia, anxiety or anger. Chamomile is popular for its easy availability and a wide range of healing properties.For thousands of years, mushrooms have been used to restore balance thanks to their calming and centering qualities. They are packed with anti-cancer compounds – studies show shiitake mushroom can help prevent cervical cancer and improve liver cancer patients live longer. Mushrooms can also aid weight loss and delay aging, so eat them as often as you can! Add them to spaghetti, pizza, stir-fries or soup for an easy nutritional upgrade.

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