Stress is a feeling you have when you face a situation you think you cannot manage. You can feel anxious, irritable, forgetful, sleepless and unable to cope. Stress can lead to emotional eating disorder. So next time you’re feeling under pressure, or just too close to that breaking point, reach for these substitute foods instead – they can help reduce your stress level without making you gain additional weight.
Apricots are rich in magnesium, which is a stress-buster and a natural muscle relaxant as well.
Vitamin C helps to reduce stress hormone levels and assists in returning blood pressure and cortisol to normal levels after a stressful situation. Vitamin C is also well-known for boosting your immune system.
Stress-reducing because they can satisfy the urge you get for carbohydrates and sweets when you are under a great deal of stress. They are packed full of beta-carotene and other vitamins, and the fiber helps your body to process the carbohydrates in a slow and steady manner.