PHOTO: Eating salmon can help lower stress levels (photo courtesy of Barceló Hotel Group)
Being stress-free, especially when you travel, makes a world of difference.
Barceló Hotel Group breaks down how to best relieve stress using different types of food.
Chocolate lovers rejoice because per the Barceló blogger, “it has been proven that cacao acts as an anti-depressant, improves moods and lowers stress levels in tense individuals.”
For those looking for something healthier like fruits and vegetables, the best at relieving stress and reducing blood pressure are avocados, blueberries, spinach and lemons.
Other healthy options at minimizing tension and anxiety include dried nuts like pistachios, walnuts and almonds, as well as whole grain rice.
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When it comes to meat, fish is the way to go. Stick with salmon because it is rich in omega 3.
And as for drinks, Green tea and red wine work wonders as well. So, try drinking these if you’re feeling the stress before a big flight.
For more information on relieving stress with food, check out Barceló’s pin and travel blog here.