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Beat stress with these foods

india Updated: Mar 24, 2011 02:06 IST

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Here's what you can do to say goodbye to stress...

1 Chocolate: It has been scientifically proven that the smell of chocolate enhances the brain waves that result in relaxation. So the next time you are stressed you can eat a slab and feel better. Chocolate increases happiness and many experience pain reducing benefits too. It can even decrease fatigue and boost your spirits.

2 Spinach: Spinach is rich in magnesium, which helps lower your stress levels. Not having enough magnesium in your diet can also give you stress induced headaches.

3 Banana: Bananas contain around hundred calories and is also rich in carbohydrates, vitamin B 6 and magnesium. All of this helps you elevate your mood and combat stress.

4 Broccoli: The super green veggie is rich in vitamin B that is a mood uplifter. Folic acid present in it is also effective in getting rid of anxiety and pain.

5 Milk: Drinking two glasses of milk gives you a vitamin boost and you are better equipped to fight stress.

(With inputs from Jyoti Arora, Nutrition & Dietetics Artemis Health Institute)