We all know how tempting it is to reach for that packet of crisps or bar of chocolate after a stressful day. Food is often seen as a way of relaxing our stress levels, and can be seen as a source of comfort. However, this has its way of increasing our weight. We’ve put together 10 healthy foods you can prepare to help you beat the stress!

Stress

We all know how tempting it is to reach for that packet of crisps or bar of chocolate after a stressful day. Food is often seen as a way of relaxing our stress levels, and can be seen as a source of comfort. However, can way of increase our weight and actually make us feel worse. We’ve put together 10 healthy foods you can prepare to help you beat the stress!

Carrots

Carrots are the perfect snack to nibble on after a long day. Slice the carrots into carrot sticks and dip into hummus, and snack without the guilt.

Broccoli

Broccoli is delicious both cooked and raw. Broccoli has more vitamin C than oranges, and is packed with vitamins, antioxidants and stress-managing nutrients. Again, this snack is delicious with hummus.

Tip: If you prefer your broccoli cooked, steam it instead of cooking it. This way, the broccoli is hot and moist but still has a bite to it.

Strawberries

Not only are strawberries delicious – they are packed with antioxidants that control stress-related inflammation and can help reduce anxiety!

Salmon

Fresh salmon is rich with Omega 3, which contributes to a healthy mind and better cognitive skills! By upping your intake of salmon, you can better improve your attitude.

Turkey

Turkey is a great source of I-tryptophan, from which a ‘feel good’ hormone is released. Turkey can lead to a good night’s sleep and can ward off bad moods.

Green Tea

This tea is full of antioxidants that flush the bad stuff. There are many health benefits associated with green tea, which makes it the perfect evening drink to relax your body!

Blueberries

Not only are blueberries delicious, they’re so good for your body. They protect the body against stress-related illnesses, and because of their size are perfect to pop in your mouth and nibble on!

Sweet Potatoes

With the skins left on, sweet potatoes have fabulous health benefits and can help your body cope with the effects of stress.

Celery

Not only is celery amazing for your digestive system, it also is known for regulating blood pressure, which is a common side-effect of stress.

Bell Peppers

Peppers are high in Vitamin C, which makes them an excellent anti-stress food. You can also dip these in hummus for extra taste.

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