10 Healthy Foods That Minimize Anxiety & Help You De-Stress

HEY!

Are you feeling a little overwhelmed with all your homework and tests coming up? Check out these superfoods to help you relieve some of that stress. WAIT. What's a superfood? Superfoods are foods and snacks that are high in nutrients and you need nutrients for a balanced and healthy diet. Superfoods are great because they target the body in so many ways. Check out the list below to see our suggestions of some superfood snacks and foods to help you de-stress on those study breaks.

1. DARK CHOCOLATE

We're going to start this list off with a fun one. Who doesn't love chocolate? Turns out a moderate portion (let's just say a few bites) is actually healthy for you. When you're super stressed out, your body releases hormones like cortisol and catecholamines and pure dark chocolate (again, in moderation) can help to reduce this production! They've even got antioxidants which are good for the body too.

2. AVOCADOS

This is a yummy- nutrient packed food that's a great addition to your breakfast, sandwiches or chips! Not only is it packed with potassium, vitamins B and E, which are all great for the body in times of stress, but it's a healthy fat to help keep you full longer than other junky snacks.