3 best stress-fighting foods

3 best stress-fighting foods

Author -  Healtheries Naturopath

Stressed out? Keep on top of your stress levels with these 3 super foods.

Stressed out? When times are hectic, help your body and mind cope with extra demands by choosing foods that have natural anti-stress properties. Here a 3 powerful nutrient-dense foods that can help fight stress and inflammation.

  • Avocado: the mighty 'avo' is packed full of essential nutrients needed to maintain a healthy nervous system and heart health. They contain a group of special antioxidant compounds called carotenoids which are needed by cells to help fight free radical damage. These include beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin and neoxanthin. Carotenoids help support a healthy immune system and assist eye function. Avocado's also contain a good source of oleic acid, a special monounsaturated fat needed for a healthy heart.
  • Salmon: contain special Omega-3 fatty acids called EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) that are needed by the body to maintain a healthy nervous system, brain, heart and eye function, and joint mobility. Salmon is also an excellent source of protein and contains vitamin D3, a special fat-soluble vitamin needed for strong bones, mood and immunity.
  • Almonds: contain a good source of minerals including magnesium, potassium and zinc. Almonds are especially rich in vitamin E, which is needed by the body to maintain a healthy complexion, heart health, circulation and fertility. Vitamin E is an important antioxidant needed during stress and inflammation. Almonds also contain B-complex vitamins, which are needed to support digestion, energy metabolism and hormone balance.

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