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7 Foods that help you de-stress.

7 Foods that help you de-stress.

  1. Green leafy veggies.

Spinach, kale, collard greens, Swiss chard, broccoli, mustard greens: rich in folate, which helps the1 body manufacture neurotransmitters (like serotonin and dopamine) that help regulate mood.

2. Turkey.

The key ingredient is L-tryptophan, which is an amino acid your body needs to convert into serotonin, which plays a role in mood. L-tryptophan is found in most foods that contain protein.

3. Fermented Foods and Yogurt.

4. Blueberries.

CNN reports that the antioxidants and phytonutrients in these little berries can help “improve your body’s response to stress and fight stress-related free radicals.”

5. Dark Chocolate.

A healthy, (as long as you watch how much you eat), dark chocolate has been shown to reduce stress hormones, including cortisol and its antioxidants can relax the walls of your blood vessels, hence lowering blood pressure and enhancing circulation.

6. Milk.

A warm cup of milk before bed is not just an old wives’ tale: It’s high in vitamin D, which is a nutrient associated with happiness. And the California Milk Advisory Board reports that the tradition of drinking warm milk before bed comes from the science related to the release of tryptophan, which helps decrease stress.

7. Salmon.

The omega-3 fatty acids, influence your mood and have anti-inflammatory properties that may help fight off the negative effects of stress hormones on your body as well.

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