Stress Busting Foods

Author: FITivate | Published date: July 8, 2021 | Category: Nutrition

Here is a list of food options that can uplift the mood, relieve bodily tension and bolster resilience against the negative effects of stress.


Dark leafy vegetables such as spinach are rich in a water soluble vitamin B9 known as Folate. It can
help the body produce mood regulating neurotransmitters such as Serotonin and Dopamine.


Salmon is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids that can help to keep stress related hormones such as Cortisol and Adrenaline from peaking in the face of a tense situation.


Pistachios may be able to reduce the impact of stress by helping the heart through artery dilation. Almonds, which are rich in vitamins and minerals can build a strong immune system which can combat the negative effects of being overly stressed.


Blueberries contain an antioxidant known as Anthocyanins which can help the brain increase production of a hormone called Dopamine. Dopamine helps improve memory function and mood.


Dark chocolate (70% cocoa and above) contains a chemical known as Anandamide. It is a neurotransmitter produced in the brain that has the ability to temporarily block feelings of pain and depression.


Avocados are rich in vitamin B and can help where there is a deficiency in a body that can cause anxiety. It is also high in monosaturated fats that can help in lowering blood pressure.

By : Alvin Ho

B (Eng), MBA, Certified Allied Healthcare/Fitness Professional (EIMS), Master Fitness Trainer / Fitness Nutrition, Resistance & Endurance Training Specialist (NFPT)



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