Life can be stressful, but your diet can play a huge part in keeping your mood up. Maintaining a healthy diet helps us feel better both in body and in mind but some superfoods go even further. Researchers have looked into certain foods that may boost the happy chemicals in your brain while inhibiting hormones that cause stress, anxiety, and depression. From the dopamine-producing folate in leafy greens to the panic-relieving vitamin D in milk, these superfoods are great for helping keep some of your stress at bay.
Pistachios May Lower Your Heart Rate
Mangieri also recommends pistachios as a potential stress-relieving remedy. That’s because they reduce blood pressure and heart rate and contain phytonutrients that support a healthy cardiovascular system.
Since stress can have a negative impact on your heart, getting all the support you can get to keep your cardiovascular system healthy and calm is especially important. We recommend getting unshelled pistachios because peeling them can be therapeutic and an excellent distraction from racing thoughts and concerns.
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