We created this list of stress-busting foods based on their nutritional content. Aim to include plenty of these foods in your daily diet. For additional support check out Healthy Skoop Daily Greens
Vitamin C: Oranges, mango, guava, peppers, watermelon, lemon, papaya, grapefruit, kiwi, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, strawberry, tomato, kale, cabbage
Carbohydrates that raise serotonin levels (by raising tryptophan levels)(choose organic whenever possible): Oatmeal, Peanuts, Granola, Raisins, Wheat germ, collard greens, whole wheat, sweet potato, yogurt, spinach
B5: Turkey (dark meat), Brewer’s yeast, peanuts, chicken (dark meat), egg, brown rice, sweet corn, lean beef, sweet potato, cashews, soy
B6: Watermelon, banana, salmon, avocado, turkey and chicken, rainbow trout, tomatoes, sunflower seeds, soy, halibut, sweet potato, oats, tuna, brown rice, broccoli, beef, garbanzo beans, pineapple, walnuts, Brewer’s yeast, hazelnuts.
Zinc: oysters, toasted wheat germ, turkey, cheese, Swiss chard, beef, pumpkin seeds, mustard greens, toy, tuna, baked potato, lima beans, ginger root, rice, lentils, leeks, sunflower seeds, cashews, pecans, nuts, whole grains.
Potassium: Avocado, apricots, potato, cantaloupe, lima beans, parsnips, raisins, sardines, soy, broccoli, tomato, legumes, banana, milk, sweet potato, salmon, peach, spinach, mustard greens, turkey, celery, tuna, peanuts, papaya, asparagus, apple, cauliflower
Magnesium: Acorn squash, dates, artichokes, raisins, avocado, spinach, butternut squash, and watermelon, figs, dairy products, meat, seafood, bananas, black eyed peas, blueberries, chickpeas, kidney beans, lentils, navy beans, pinto beans, potatoes, rice, sesame seeds, spinach, split peas, zucchini.
The CDC recommends at least 7 hours of sleep a night, but studies suggest that a third of Americans struggle to meet this target, with a smaller percentage getting less than 4 hours of sleep a night!
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