Sometimes the best thing you can do for a stressed out body is feed it. Check out these foods with stress-fighting abilities you may not have known about!
Green tea is chock full of L-Theanine, which is said to reduce anger and stress. Plus, sipping a nice, warm beverage is already sort of comforting and soothing.
Too delicious to be true? Guess not! Eating small amounts of dark chocolate actually regulates your body’s cortisol, a hormone that controls stress.
Yay! We get to eat more sweet stuff! Scientists tested different amounts of honey on lab rats and actually found that higher doses relaxed them. Give it a try and add some to your green tea.
Yum! Take a brief mental trip to a tropical paradise with some chopped mango. The fruit contains linalool, a chemical that University of Tokyo scientists claim brings down stress levels.
Which are you more stressed about: the SAT or college? Let us know!
About Nadira Berman
As a Summer Marketing Intern, Nadira is excited to help high schoolers prepare for the SAT and ACT. As a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania, she is considering studying economics. In her free time, she reports for the school newspaper and styles photo shoots for the school's fashion magazine. Besides fashion and journalism, her passions include bagels, smoothies and Netflix.
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