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Use Food to De-Stress: 8 Foods That Can Naturally Reduce Stress and Anxiety and Relax You.

Today, there are many modalities used to help calm the body from stress: self care, yoga, and meditation are a few popular ways , but have you considered using food to help?

There are chemical reactions that occur when we consume naturally occurring foods.These specific food items that have effects that reduce stress hormones in the body.

Each of these food items have different effects on the body such as increasing your magnesium levels , lowering your cortisol level ,and increasing good bacteria in your gut, which all contribute to physically and mentally reducing stress reactions in your body.

Try incorporating these to naturally reduce your body’s stress response and alleviate some stress and anxiety.

Take advantage of nature’s medicine - literally.

  1. Strawberries

Strawberries have the ability to boost serotonin in the body. Serotonin is known as the happy chemical that overrides tress in the body. Strawberries (as well as raspberries and blackberries) possess qualities that help lower the levels of cortisol in the body! They also contain vitamin C which can help in combating stress to a great extent via the immune system.

2. Dark Chocolate