Snacking the Stress Away… the Healthy Way!
Everyone deals with stress differently, but one of the most common responses to stress is eating… even without realizing it! When stressed, we tend to eat junk food or comfort foods such as ice cream, French fries or pizza. Did you know there are some snacks out there that can help fight off stress by actually doing good things for your body? Don’t reach for the potato chips next time you’re feeling tense! Instead, try one of these three simple alternatives.
- Even though green tea has caffeine in it, it contains an amino acid called theanine. This is a brain booster and a mental performance enhancer!
- Blueberries are filled with antioxidants, specifically anthocyanin, which has been known to enable positive health outcomes including sharper cognition. Many different kinds of berries, not just blueberries, have Vitamin C which naturally helps to combat stress.
- Avocados are a wonderful fruit that, in a way, work to “stress-proof” the body. A substance in the fruit blocks intestinal absorption of certain fats. They even contain a large amount of Vitamin B in just a single serving.