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Out-of-control stress eating is not good for you, but smart stress eating can be! Here's a brief list of foods that can calm you down, reduce that stress, and get you ready to overcome whatever is winding you up.
Leafy Greens
Green leafy vegetables like spinach contain folate, which produces dopamine, a pleasure-inducing brain chemical, helping you keep calm.
Specifically blueberries. The antioxidants and phytonutrients found in berries fight in your defense, helping improve your body's response to stress and fight stress-related free radicals.
As bizarre as it may sound, the bacteria in your gut might be contributing to stress.
The omega-3 fatty acids in salmon have anti-inflammatory properties that may help counteract the negative effects of stress hormones.
When you have an ongoing loop of negative thoughts playing in your mind, doing something repetitive with your hands may help silence your inner monologue. Think knitting or kneading bread—or even shelling nuts like pistachios or peanuts. The rhythmic moves will help you relax.
Dark Chocolate
THIS IS NOT A DRILL. Dark Chocolate cupcakes for everyone!!!
Research has shown that it can reduce your stress hormones, including cortisol. Also, the antioxidants in cocoa trigger the walls of your blood vessels to relax, lowering blood pressure and improving circulation. And finally, dark chocolate contains unique natural substances that create a sense of euphoria similar to the feeling of being in love!
This superfruit might help shut down stress-eating by filling your belly and making you feel more satisfied!
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Eating like crap makes me feel like crap so I can totally see why all these healthy foods can help you feel a lot better about everything!
Pistachios and dark chocolate together could pull me out of any bad mood!
You can throw all these together for an awesome salad (plus chocolate dessert!)
I love the links to all the recipes! This is very helpful!
I've been eating so much yogurt lately. I've gotten obsessed with Noosa brand.