Eating To Help Holiday Stress

Take a bite out of stress with some seasonal foods filled with mood boosting nutrients. When in a high stress situation or needing extra concentration, try eating some of these foods to help focus and stay calm.

Omega-3 fatty acids have an incredible impact on the brain. Omega-3’s are found in seafood sources from oily fish such as salmon, rainbow trout, sardines, mackerel, and halibut. Non-seafood sources including walnuts, chia seeds and dark leafy greens can also make a contribution to your omega-3 needs.

Blueberries, raspberries, strawberries are all good sources of vitamin C which can help combat stress. 

Cashews are a good source of nutrients such as magnesium, zinc and vitamin B6, which can help reduce feelings of stress.

Brazil nuts contain selenium, a powerful antioxidant that has been proven to boost mood and mental performance.

Bananas, turkey and chickpeas are natural sources of key nutrients that may play an indirect role in increasing the amount of serotonin the brain is able to produce.

When feeling down, limit sugar intake. The crash after a sugar high can easily make you feel worse.