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5 Inexpensive Foods That Fight Stress

There are some very healthy, very inexpensive foods you can eat that will help you fight stress while saving you some money too (another stress-reliever!).


Carrots and Celery contain tryptophan, an amino acid that the body converts into calming serotonin. An extra bonus is that biting into something crunchy releases muscle tension in your jaw!


Calcium in milk soothes tension and makes you feel more peaceful. A study has found that women who drink four or more servings of low-fat or skim milk per day are 46% less likely to experience pre-period tension than women who have fewer servings.

Carbs help us produce the calming hormone, serotonin, which is probably why we tend to crave them when we’re stressed.  One of the best sources of healthy carbs is Oatmeal. Since this inexpensive food is also high in fiber, your body will absorb it slowly. So  you  will prolong the serotonin boost and keeping yourself feeling full for longer (and on less) and making sure your blood sugar’s in check.

A good source of folate, Sunflower Seeds will help your body produce a pleasure-inducing brain chemical called dopamine.


The antioxidants in Blueberries counteract the effects of stress hormones like cortisol on your body.

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