Five Non-Compromising Foods You Can Eat To Reduce Stress

These are the top five foods you can eat to help fight stress-related free radicals in the body.


Words, Delanique Millwood

Photography, Jason Moody

Whenever the topic of stress resurfaces during any given conversation, its common that “food is medicine,” is referred. Because truth is, it is. The body is very reactive to everything that is being consumed, and therefore good food prompts a good reaction. Serotonin is a feel-good hormone that decreases when experiencing stress. The serotonin levels in our body increases when we feed our body with food that are rich in antioxidants and phytonutrients which essentially improve our body’s response to stress and fight stress-related free radicals in the body.

One of the most natural ways to de-stress, besides meditating, is to eat healthy - wholesome, great tasting food that doesn’t make you feel like you’re compromising.

Listed below are five BOND OFFICIAL approved stress foods:

  • Dark Chocolate

    Another proven reason to eat more dark chocolate. A brief experiential study was done that concluded that the antioxidant element found in cocoa helps to lower levels of stress hormones after participants ate dark chocolate everyday for two weeks.

  • Beef & Pork

    Healthy food isn’t mutually exclusive to leafy greens. Beef and Pork are high in B vitamins, and study shows that B vitamins such as frolic acid, B1 and B12 have a direct correlation to our moods. So you can still enjoy a guilt-free slab of pork chop as a remedy to feeling stress-free.

  • Maca Root

    Roots are ancient medicine for a reason. Maca is rich in hormone balancing properties that are good for you in every way, and in this case, not just for de-stressing, Maca is also coined for increasing the sexual vitality in men.

  • Turmeric Tonics / Lattes

    Turmeric is as effective, if not more than, as prescribed antidepressants. Trade in your high caffeinated espresso and opt for the curcumin rich and mood boosting beverage.

  • Fatty Fish

    Studies show that the Omega 3 fatty acids that are packed in fatty fish such as salmon and tuna are linked to mood enhancement.

Any statements or claims about the possible health benefits conferred by any foods or supplements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and are not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any disease.