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Stress fighting foods

February 9, 2011

I found this great article today about how eating the right foods can help reduce your stress levels.

This is a short list of the foods mentioned:

Wholegrain breakfast cereals, bread, pasta and porridge (complex carbohydrates help stabilise your blood sugars)

Oranges (they apparently reduce the stress hormone)

Photo by Petr Kratochvil

Spinach and Salmon (contain magnesium which helps regulate cortisol levels)

Oily fish (such as: Salmon and Tuna) – recommended 2 x 85g per week (Omega 3 fatty acids)

Black tea (I personally swear by Green and White tea – but primarily for the anti-oxidants they contain)

Almonds – 1 handful a day is recommended


Photo by Peter Griffin

Pistachios – 1 handful a day is recommended (lowers blood pressure)

Avocados and Guacamole (also reduce blood pressure)

Raw Vegetables (the ‘munching’ on crunchy raw vegetables can reduce stress and headaches)

If you are indeed leading a very hectic and stressful life, then any little bit of help with staying mentally sain is welcome, I’m sure. 🙂

So I thought I’d pass on this info. Maybe it will give you some ideas of ingredients to incorporate in your daily menu.



From → Healthy Foods

  1. Irene permalink

    Thanks for this concise list. I love it!

    Will definitely be adding some of this stuff into my daily menus.

  2. Thank you Irene.
    Happy you like the list.

    Did you know that Green Tea is a great weight loss aid, or at least weight control aid, too? 🙂

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