When you are stressed out, your body may crave certain nutrients. From berries and fish to fermented foods, a new book details some of the best foods to eat that can help your body deal with stress.
Berries are contain polyphenols, powerful antioxidants that can help improve mood. They also contain vitamin C, which is great for stabilizing cortisol levels.
Omega-3 fatty acids stimulate your vagus nerve, which can help you deal with stress. Try sardines, which provide not only omega-3s, but if you eat the bones, can also provide vitamin B, minerals and calcium.
Fermented foods like sauerkraut, kefir and kimchi help regulate your gut with probiotics and prebiotics. This can improve your body’s response to stress because your gut directly affects your brain.