Fight Stress With These 6 Healthy Foods

BY FOODACIOUSLY

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Spinach for Magnesium

When you're stressed, your magnesium levels drop causing headaches and fatigue. Replenish them with spinach, almonds, and pumpkin seeds!

Recipe Idea #1

Put our advice into action with this easy breakfast toast made with fresh spinach and roasted almonds, plus turmeric mushrooms for extra yum.

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Chia Seeds for Omega-3

If stress makes you gloomy, get a mood boost from foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids like chia seeds, flaxseeds, walnuts, and salmon.

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Recipe Idea #2

Start the day with this pretty blue chia pudding for a blast of omega-3. It's also low in sugars, perfect for curbing mood swings!

3

Calming Oats

Wholesome sources of carbs, like oats, trigger the brain to produce serotonin, a feel-good chemical that makes you calm and happy.

Recipe Idea #3

Oats are incredibly versatile, fabulous in smoothies, porridge, and energy bars. Not sure where to start? Try our redcurrant oat groats bowl!

4

Soothing Matcha

Need to destress and yet be productive? L-theanine and caffeine in matcha work in synergy to make your feel calm and focused at the same time.

Recipe Idea #4

You can use green tea powder in tea, lattes, and even bakes, or try it in our anti-stress matcha smoothie with kiwi and spinach.

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Kiwi for Vitamin C

High-vitamin C foods help you recover from the effects of the stress hormone cortisol, like headaches, insomnia, and high blood pressure.

Recipe Idea #5

Prepare this delightfully fruity porridge for breakfast and stock up in vitamin C from kiwi and oranges. Find the recipe below!

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Almonds for Vitamin E

When you're stressed, your body uses up a lot of vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant. Luckily, you can easily restock by snacking on almonds!

Recipe Idea #6

These brilliant muffins not only contain anti-stress almonds and mood-boosting cocoa, but they're also loaded with filling fibres and proteins.

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