6 snacks that stop stress

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When we’re stressed at work, for many of us the response is to reach for something sweet  and unhealthy – and there are well-documented reasons as to why we do this:

The area of the brain related to reward and comfort  is highly stimulated when we eat high fat and high sugar foods.

Although we get instant satisfaction sinking our teeth into a piece of chocolate cake, we usually feel worse later on. Stop eating junk and start eating food that supports your body!

Here are WOOPs top 6 recommendations to reach for:

  • Pumpkin seeds
    Crunchy and nutritious, pumpkin seeds and jam-packed with the amino acid tryptophan, which is needed to make our happy hormone, serotonin.

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  • Kale
    Kale has large amounts of folate that can help produce mood-regulating neurotransmitters.

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  • Bananas
    Everyone loves bananas. They are sweet and satisfying so can often hit that sweet spot, plus they help the brain produce serotonin, the feel-good hormone.

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  • Strawberries
    The vitamin C in strawberries is key to combating stress, lowering blood pressure and cortisol production.

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  • Chamomile tea
    When you have a moment to yourself or before you go to bed de-stress with a chamomile tea. A well-known stress-fighter, studies have shown it can help reduce anxiety symptoms.

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  • Garlic
    Stress weakens our immune system and garlic kicks our immune system into gear.

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We design our recipes with you in mind. We want to make sure we provide you with a stress-free dinner experience that is tasty, healthy and well balanced. Order a WOOP box today so you don’t need to stress about what to have for dinner!