Check out 5 stress fighting foods.
Stress takes a toll on all of us - here are 5 stress fighting foods according to prevention.com.
Number 5 – Asparagus, either you love it or you don’t, but the stalks are high in folate which helps to stabilize an anxious or stressful mood. The folic acid helps create the “feel-good” chemical known as serotonin.
Number 4 – Blueberries contain some of the highest level of antioxidants. Also jam packed with vitamin C, the powerful combination of goodness protects and repairs cells. German researchers tested the benefits of Vitamin C and found that it was linked to lower blood pressure and reduced levels of cortisol.
Number 3 – Cashews posses a high amount of zinc. Low levels of zinc in the body contribute to anxiety and depression. Getting an everyday serving of cashews helps to lower blood pressure.
Number 2 – Garlic is a lesser known stress buster. Containing antibacterial and antiviral properties, garlic promotes detoxification and aids circulation. It is also full of antioxidants, which neutralizes free radicals that can cause cell damage.
Number 1 – Oysters may seem to be an unusual stress-reliever but they are packed with zinc. Six oysters contain more than half of the recommended daily allowance for the mineral. The amino acids in oysters take on stress and regulate moods.