Stress can be insidious. It’s not only limited to big stressful events, even daily hassle can cause our cortisol levels to rise. Cortsisol, the stress induced hormone, can cause food cravings. Unfortunately, we tend to crave carbs and sweet foods, and the more we eat them, the worse we feel. But eating to calm down stress should rhyme with comfort food or munching on any food that comes to mind.
As sugar-laden foods tend to make us feeling worse, some foods can help to make us feel better. Those meals and snacks provide you with the nutrients and steady energy levels you need to cope with daily hassles.
6 Foods that fight stress
Asparagus: High in folate, those slender stalks will help to keep your cool.
Avocados: Rich in glutathione, lutein, vitamin E and beta-carotene, avocados can help to stress-proof your body.
Berries: Not only berries are high in antioxidants, they supply your body with a heaping dose of vitamin C, which is helpful in combating stress.
Cashews: This type of nuts is a good source of zinc. Low levels of zinc can lead to anxiety and depression. And ad our body hasn’t a way to store zinc; we have to eat some regularly.
Oatmeal: Being a complex carbohydrate, oatmeal causes your brain to produce serotonin, a feel-good hormone that helps to overcome stress. And a delicious bowl of heart-warming oatmeal makes the perfect morning comfort food.