Low-stress Diet Tips

Did you know that the foods you eat can affect your overall stress? When left unchecked, chronic stress can increase your risk for conditions such as Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, depression and anxiety. To make matters worse, when you’re stressed, you may eat poorly, which can lead to a damaging cycle.

Consume a magnesium-rich diet or take a supplement, if needed. Additionally, here are some healthy, low-stress food options to consider:

  • Potassium-rich foods
  • Foods rich in vitamin C
  • Leafy-green vegetables
  • Whole-grain carbohydrates
  • Fatty fish including salmon and tuna
  • Nuts such as pistachios, walnuts and almonds

If you’re thirsty, reach for water or milk instead of caffeinated drinks. A warm cup of chamomile tea can also get those feel-good hormones flowing.

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