A Snack to Help You Destress

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Playing Drs. Rx: Snack to Help you Destress

Are you feeling stressed? The Doctors share a tasty and healthy snack that may help you ease your nerves and feel calmer.

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According to a study, 55 percent of Americans are stressed during any given day and The Doctors recommend enjoying Greek yogurt, with sunflower seeds, pistachios, and chopped strawberries in order to help you de-stress.

They explain the probiotics found in yogurt can have a positive effect on brain health and anxiety levels. Pistachios contain healthy fats and are loaded with fiber. Sunflower seeds have tryptophan, which can boost serotonin production, and strawberries are loaded with the powerful antioxidant vitamin C.

More: 5 Ways Baking Works to De-Stress You

Clinical psychologist Dr. Judy Ho notes that many people likely to stress eat food that is unhealthy, and she explains this can lead to further mood issues. Instead of reaching for comfort food in times of stress, she encourages everyone to make this simple and healthy snack next time you're feeling overwhelmed.

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