5 foods to fight stress

5 foods to fight stress

Make sure your diet includes these natural stress-busters…  Follow the links to amazing recipes that will help you cope with tension…

  1. FISH Salmon, herring, mackerel and tinned tuna are packed with omega-3 fats, which can lift your mood. Find some great fish recipes here.
  2. TOMATOES These are a major source of lycopene, a chemical that feeds the brain and helps it function at full capacity. Try this amazing recipe for tomato soup. 
  3. PULSES Make sure you add peas, lentils and beans to your shopping list. They raise levels of serotonin – a happiness-inducing chemical. Try this stew and banish stress.
  4. POTATOES, BANANAS AND AVOCADOS These are high in potassium, which help nerve and muscle function, relieving tension.
  5. MEAT AND EGGS These contain tryptophan, which helps in the production of serotonin, a chemical in the brain that affects mood, sexual appetite and sleep.
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