Food Cures to Relieve Stress


Ward off a bad mood with nutty, crunchy chickpeas. A one-cup serving provides more than 70% of the daily recommended intake for folate, a B vitamin that helps regulate mood. Low blood levels of folate have been linked to higher risk for depressive symptoms, so increasing your intake of folate-rich fare like chickpeas can’t hurt. Add this feel-good food to salads, like my Wild Salmon and Chickpea Salad, or purée chickpeas with olive oil, garlic, and lemon juice to make homemade hummus.