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10 Foods to Help De-Stress

09.02.15 Eat, Learn Blog SumoSalad

The beginning of a work week can often bring with it a range of stressors, depending on what your next 7 days look like. Instead of reaching for chocolate and lollies when the inevitable stress-out hits, we’ve put together a list of 10 healthy stress-relieving alternatives for you to munch on.

Enjoy with or without chocolate at your own discretion.

Bananas

banana-614090_640This potassium rich fruit will help lower blood pressure and fill you will happy feelings. Delicious in a smoothie or by itself!

Avocado

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This protein packed fruit is also loaded with potassium. Enjoy it on crackers or with some balsamic vinegar for a tasty quick snack & boost.

Asparagus

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Not only for smelly wee jokes, asparagus is also loaded with folate (the highest of any vegetable). Folate looks after your heart, while asparagus also has special amino acids the neutralise toxic ammonia.

Blueberries

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These delicious berries are Vitamin C warriors, a key stress killer. Mix them up with bananas in a smoothie for a truly chilled out start to your day.

Tea

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Chamomile and green tea both have proven de-stressing properties.

Carrots

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The crunch of fresh veggies can be like a stress ball for your mouth. Plus, fresh veggies are great for you with all sorts of vitamins and antioxidants depending on which ones you go for!

Almonds

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A quarter of a cup of these tasty nuts will boost your B2 and E vitamins, helping boost your immune system while you’re stressed out. You can also try a nut butter on crunchy apples as a yummy sweet snack to substitute other sugary cravings.

Spinach

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Eat your greens! Packed with magnesium, spinach leaves help regulate cortisol and promotes good vibes. Use the leaves as a salad base or use them in a sandwich instead of lettuce!

Oranges

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Another Vitamin C filled fruit, oranges are also zesty and refreshing. Plus, how could you possible be grumpy with an orange wedge smile?

Lamb

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A rich source of B vitamins, lamb is a great way to deliver these into your bloodstream effectively.

 

Or, you could just pick up our Stress Relief salad currently available for a limited time!

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