As the coronavirus continues to spread throughout the country, it’s not just causing Americans to stockpile hand sanitizer and toilet paper, it’s also making us stressed out. Luckily, there’s a simple way to combat stress, and you can do it from the comfort of your own home. Experts have found that adding healthy, stress-busting foods to your diet can significantly impact your mood.
1. Dark Chocolate.
When you’re stressed, you probably want to just relax on the couch and indulge in some comfort foods. Totally reasonable. The problem? Sweets like milk chocolate are full of sugar, which will only drag you down. Swapping milk chocolate with dark chocolate may actually allow your stress levels to subside. Compared to milk chocolate, dark chocolate has almost double the amount of cocoa—the ingredient that contains stress-banishing antioxidants.