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12 foods that fight stress

We lead busy lives. Cramming schedules with work, family, and other obligations leaves little room to stop and take a breather. As a result, our stress levels often go through the roof. Luckily, this infographic by Shari's Berries is here to help you destress in a way that you'll probably love!

Feelings of stress are caused by an imbalance of chemicals in the body. To replenish the chemical fuel tank in your brain, it's important to eat nutritious foods that are rich with antioxidants and vitamins! Check out this list of healthy (and delicious) food for some inspiration on how to get started and fight off your stress. 

Stress-Reducing Foods
  1. Salmon
  2. Turkey
  3. Almonds
  4. Oats
  5. Yogurt
  6. Dark chocolate
  7. Citrus
  8. Bell peppers
  9. Blueberries
  10. Chamomile
  11. Green tea
  12. Turmeric 

While these foods are great ways to relax and reduce stress, there are some foods to watch out for! Avoid this list of stress-inducing foods, limit your intake, or look for healthier alternatives!

Stress-Inducing Foods
  1. Caffeine
  2. Alcohol
  3. Sugar
  4. Processed foods 

If you find yourself stressed out more often than not, it's important to incorporate healthy foods that fight stress into your diet! Check out the infographic below for ways to add these stress-reducing foods into your daily meals!  

Infographic courtesy of  Berries.

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