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7 Foods to Help You De-Stress

stress reducing foods
Written by emilyc

I always thought emotional eating meant having a bad day then going to Crumbs Bakery on your way home while simultaneously ordering a milkshake and/or truffle french fry delivery from your iPhone. That does not have to be the case. Eating while stressed can actually calm you down, as long as you choose wisely. Next time you’ve had a rough day, opt for these healthy, stress-slashing choices.

stress reducing foods

Oranges: The vitamin C helps alleviate stress and bring blood pressure and cortisol levels back down to normal levels.

Salmon: This is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which prevents the cortisol spikes.

Spinach: Magnesium deficiency can lead to fatigue and migraines. One cup of spinach packs 40% of your daily magnesium needs.

Avocados: They contain potassium and monounsaturated fats – two nutrients that help lower blood pressure and reduce stress.

Skim Milk: Calcium can reduce muscle spasms and soothe tension. A glass of skim or 1% per day can help reduce stressful PMS symptoms, as well.

Almonds: They contain a ton of vitamin E, which boots the immune system, and loads of B vitamins that can help your body hold up during high-tension times.

Sweet Potatoes: Eating sweet potatoes helps curb your body’s cravings for sweets during high-stress times.


About the author


Emily is a New Yorker trapped in a Floridian's body and loves every minute of her big city life. With a major in international business and years of being surrounded by ill-fitting suits and all the wrong shoes, she learned that the importance of fashion needs to be communicated to the world. To her, fashion is on the same level as charity work and feeding hungry children. Emily can be found frolicking the streets of her gayborhood enjoying the off-color humor of the gays.

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