The key to busting stress is making sure that you look after YOU. Have a look at your work life, your personal life and social life to see if there are any areas you can create more happiness. You might be surprised on what you find.
Stress Busting Foods
What are some of the best foods to eat for stress?
- Fatty fish such as wild salmon and sardines contain omega-3 fats which have anti-inflammatory properties that may help counteract the negative effects of stress (vi).
- Dark leafy greens such as kale, spinach and Swiss chard are rich in folate that is needed to produce dopamine and serotonin- pleasure inducing neurotransmitters that helps keep you calm (vii).
- Fermented foods such as kimchi, kombucha, and sauerkraut contain beneficial bacteria that may positively impact your mood and brain health (viii).
- Seeds such as flaxseeds, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds are great sources of Magnesium, which acts as a precursor for neurotransmitters like serotonin, important for improving mood (viiii).
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vi. Antidepressant-like effects of uridine and omega-3 fatty acids are potentiated by combined treatment in rats Carlezon, William A. et al. Biological Psychiatry , Volume 57 , Issue 4 , 343 – 350
vii. The association of folate and depression: A meta-analysis.
viii. Stress & the gut-brain axis: Regulation by the microbiome.
viiii. Role of Magnesium supplementation in the treatment of depression: A randomized clinical trial