The Best Foods to Battle Stress

The Best Foods to Battle Stress

Ever wonder what you should eat to battle a stressful day? From breakfast to dinner, there are a number of foods you can incorporate into your diet to help fight anxiety.

Oatmeal boosts serotonin, a chemical that helps calm the brain. So try to eat a bowl in the morning if you anticipate having a crazy day.

More into fruits and vegetables? Asparagus is loaded with folic acid, a mood-enhancing nutrient, while blueberries contain vitamin C and antioxidants that help repair and protect cells affected by stress. Toss some roasted asparagus alongside your main course for dinner, or grab a handful of blueberries to snack on throughout the day.

Turkey is another food item you may want to incorporate into your day if you're feeling anxious. It's loaded with tryptophan, an amino acid that triggers the release of serotonin, which can make you feel less anxious. It may leave you feeling a little tired, but in some cases that may be better than feeling stressed.

Avocados have a ton of B vitamins, which help maintain healthy nerve and brain function so you're better able to focus and relax. Add slices to a salad (or a turkey sandwich)!

Watch the video above to learn about all of the foods you can eat to battle a stressful day.

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