Stress is a part of life, and there is nothing you can do about it. What you can do, is to handle the stress the best way you know how. Diet and nutrition is a huge part of it, and being healthy plays a major part in how stress is going to affect you. These foods provide nutrients like zinc, B vitamins and magnesium, which are awesome for stress. The benefits go beyond that of helping you cope with the stress, so do take note.
Many healthy foods offer a subtle side-effect- they help relieve stress. Carolyn Snyder is a registered dietitian at Cleveland Clinic. A German study found vitamin C can help reduce stress and return blood pressure to normal levels, so foods like oranges are stress busters. Avocados are packed with potassium, which helps lower blood pressure, and pistachios and walnuts can have the same effect. Foods high in omega-3 fatty acids, like salmon, help keep stress hormones at bay as well. And Snyder says to try some Thanksgiving dinner if you're feeling stressed. The tryptophan in the turkey is soothing, and sweet potatoes offer benefits too.
Diet alone will not be able to cut it. Read Ways to reduce stress to get other ways to handle stress better, such as getting enough rest, including exercise in your weekly routine and surrounding yourself with great and positive people.
Garlic - I love it when I cook. It is antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal, and not only does it improve your health immensely, stress is significantly reduced if you include garlic in your nutrition.
Brassicas vegetables- This is a family of them, my favorite being cauliflower and broccoli. This family of goodness also includes Brussels sprouts, cabbage, kale, collards, pak choi, horseradish, and mustard leaves, and what I love about them besides keeping stress away is their ability to discourage cancer cells from developing. Need I say more?
Licorice - sorts out the stress that is in your life, it will balance your blood sugar levels and keeps you energized.
Oily fish - a great reliever, rich in omega 3 fatty acids. Include mackerel, anchovies, salmon, trout, and sardines when you shop and eat fish at least 3 times a week.
Chamomile - if you want to get soothed, drink chamomile.
Chocolate - a woman's best friend. Just remember to keep it dark and keep it to a minimum.
Nuts - packed with good fats, they too have amazing vitamins and nutrients that benefit your health.
Olive oil is awesome for you. this is the only oil you should be using for your cooking and dressing requirements.
Berries - rich in antioxidants, they also balance out your sugar levels as well as clear toxins out of your body. In one word, they are awesome.