Dark green vegetables like spinach are rich in A, B and C vitamins. Spinach also contains a good amount of minerals like calcium, potassium, magnesium and phosphorus that help reduce stress hormones in the body and stabilize mood.
One cup of spinach daily can have relaxing, calming effects on the body. There are many easy ways to include spinach in your diet. You can add it to your omelet, wrap, sandwich or salad.
Salmon is a cold water fish that contains a good amount of omega-3 fatty acids with strong anti-inflammatory effects. Omega-3 fatty acids boost brain chemicals like serotonin that help maintain a happy feeling, and regulate stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline. At the same time, omega-3 fatty acids help the brain function more efficiently.
Two or three servings of salmon per week is recommended. Along with salmon, you can eat other oily fish such as mackerel, tuna and sardines. If necessary, you can take a daily omega-3 fatty acid supplement after consulting your doctor.