Speaking of L-theanine, this superfood is full of it. “Matcha green tea contains up to five times as much L-theanine as regular green tea,” explains dietitian Molly Morgan. Not only does this frothy beverage lower your stress and preserve alertness, but it’s also chock-full of anti-ageing and disease-fighting antioxidants.
Crunchy fruit & veg
Crunchy veggies are some of the best foods that reduce stress, according to dietitian and nutritionist Mandy Enright. Carrots, apples or celery will all do the trick. “The crunch not only provides a sense of relief, but chewing these crunchy foods helps relieve jaw tension, which can be a major area where stress builds up in the body,” says Enright. All that chewing can help us redirect our focus and help melt stress away.
Raw fruit and veggies, especially when eaten skin and all, provide a stack of fibre. So what is the link between carbohydrates and fibre?
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