2. Green Leafy Vegetables
When you’re stressed you probably feel like eating something unhealthy and high in fat like chips, burgers or ice-cream, but if you swap those foods for healthy green veg instead you will soon find your anxiety and stress levels dropping. Green leafy vegetables like swiss chard, spinach and kale contain folate, which produces the pleasure and calm inducing hormone dopamine. Recent studies have revealed that people who eat foods that are rich in folates are significantly less likely to suffer from depression. So, add some green veg to your salads or stir fry and turn that frown upside down.