Best Foods to Fight Stress

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Now that you have several options for a stress relieving dinner, what about preventing stress with a good morning meal? Again, there are several easy to find and easy to prepare choices.

It's probably little surprise that fruit is useful when it comes to lowering anxiety levels. Blueberries are a particularly good choice. They are packed with vitamin C and antioxidants for boosting your immune system. If you're in the mood for something a little more exotic, papaya is a delicious source of vitamins A and C and also contains folate, a nutrient shown to be key in fighting depression.

For an added boost, either of those fruits (and others like cantaloupe) mix well with cottage cheese. Cottage cheese is a good source of B vitamins and works as either a breakfast food or a midday snack.

It might surprise you, but even a simple bowl of cereal can be a stress reliever. Many cereals nowadays come fortified with vitamins and minerals essential to helping the body fight stress. When added with milk, it works that much better. During stressful periods, your body uses more calcium than it would in other times, making it more important to replenish those reserves. That same calcium boost is also another check mark in favor of cottage cheese.