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Source:  Elev8.com

Oranges

A German study in Psychopharmacology found that vitamin C helps reduce stress and return blood pressure and cortisol to normal levels after a stressful situation.

Sweet Potatoes

They can satisfy the urge you get for carbohydrates and sweets when you are under a great deal of stress. They are also packed full of beta-carotene and other vitamins.

Dried Apricots

Apricots are rich in magnesium, which is a stress-buster and a natural muscle relaxant.

Almonds, Pistachios & Walnuts

Almonds are packed with B and E vitamins, which help boost your immune system, and walnuts and pistachios help lower blood pressure.

Turkey

Turkey contains an amino acid called L-tryptophan. This amino acid triggers the release of serotonin, which is a feel-good brain chemical.

Spinach

A deficiency in magnesium can cause migraine headaches and a feeling of fatigue. One cup of spinach provides 40 percent of your daily needs for magnesium.

Salmon

 A study from Diabetes & Metabolism found that omega-3s keep the stress hormones cortisol and adrenaline from peaking.

Avocados

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute says that one of the best ways to lower blood pressure is to consume enough potassium (avocados have more than bananas).

Green Vegetables

Broccoli, kale, and other dark green vegetables are powerhouses of vitamins that help replenish our bodies in times of stress.

Read more: http://elev8.com/health/elev8-staff/9-foods-that-reduce-stress-levels/#ixzz0rgNntYAq

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