We’ve all heard the phrase “comfort food.” It’s the food we turn to when we are sad or stressed. I’m sure you have your favorites! But while this food may be comforting in the moment, it isn’t the best choice for long-term mental, emotional and physical health.
Here’s a list of six amazing foods that fight stress. There’s something for everyone on it, whether you’re vegan, lactose intolerant, living the low-carb lifestyle or following another eating plan. If you incorporate one or all of these foods into your diet, you’ll help your body fight stress and feel better.
According to Reader’s Digest, dark chocolate is “the most potent endorphin-producing food on earth,” and it contains more than 300 different compounds that both calm and slightly stimulate the brain. It’s packed with stress-fighting, mood-boosting properties. Look for chocolate that contains at least 70% (or more) cocoa to reap the benefits.
Nuts and Seeds
Packed with protein and heart-healthy Omega-3s, nuts satisfy that craving for something crunchy. They also contain healthy fats that help … [keep reading]
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