Eat yourself calm and happy
Every one of us will get stressed from time to time. But when it’s chronic and never-ending, this can often lead to low moods and low energy. By taking control of what you eat and drink, you can help your mind, body and spirit better deal with all that life throws your way (and possibly achieve improved health while you’re at it). To start, try foods that include a lot of antioxidants like vitamins A, C, and E, as they can protect the body from the damaging effects of long-term stress. Try the fruits and veggies that are bright in colours, because these will have the highest antioxidant levels. While you’re at it, consider upping your B group vitamins, which support the nervous system and stimulate the production of feel-good hormones like our serotonin (our favourite). Our Vitamin B levels can often be low when we’re stressed. Top them up by adding whole grains, mushrooms, oily fish, nuts, veggies and beans to your diet.