14 Foods To Help You When You’re Stressed Out
Eating foods that are super-rich in Vitamin C goes a long way in helping your body recover after a very going through stress. The following foods are rich in Vitamin C, the foods and Vitamin C content are explained below;
Conventionally grown tomatoes are good for your health, but research suggests that the organic varieties are even better. Why? They have a higher level of disease-fighting polyphenols and vitamin C. Dip ’em in hummus as a snack or pile them onto sandwiches and salads to reap the health-boosting benefits.
Vitamin C content: 1 cup, 10.2 mg, 34% DV
This sweet, citrusy fruit provides nearly 90 percent of the day’s vitamin C in a small one cup serving, making it a worthy addition to your weekly grocery lot. Nosh on tangerines solo or throw one into your smoothie with some tofu and vanilla plant protein powder. The ascorbic acid in tangerines helps the body absorb iron from tofu and the flavors combine to make a grown-up version of a Creamsicle.
Vitamin C content: 1 cup, 52 mg, 86% DV
A longtime vitamin C MVP—with 88% of the RDA in a 100-gram serving—oranges are also good sources of fiber and potassium, and rich in cancer-fighting citrus limonoids. Add oranges to a smoothie, stir pieces into Greek yogurt or eat them on the run for a perfectly self-contained, de-stressing snack.
Vitamin C content: 1 medium, 70 mg, 117% DV
Tart and sweet, cherries are like candy from the earth. They’re about 81 percent water per volume so they’ll fill you up for very few calories and a one cup serving boasts a quarter of the day’s vitamin C. Cherries have also been marked as a natural sleep aid thanks to their melatonin content.
Vitamin C content: 1 cup, 15 mg, 25% DV
What’s not to love about this yellow-hued fruit? Munching on pineapple can make you feel as though you’re a million miles away on a secluded beach, almost instantly. In addition to 79 milligrams of vitamin C, it contains bromelain, a digestive enzyme that helps break down food and reduce bloating.
Vitamin C content: 1 cup chunks, 79 mg, 131% DV
We’re sweet on strawberries because they’re a flavorful way to sate cravings and are chock-full of polyphenols, powerful natural chemicals that can help you lose weight–and even stop fat from forming. Slice up a cup and nosh on them as an afternoon snack, add them to salad, or use them in your overnight oats to get a solid hit of de-stressing vitamin C.
Vitamin C content: 1 cup, halved, 89 mg, 148% DV
Don’t let these little humble guys fool you; a cup of green peas contains eight times the protein of a cup of spinach and almost your entire day of cortisol-crushing vitamin C. Sprinkle them into your salad or add them to an omelet to give your breakfast a boost.
Vitamin C content: 1 cup, 58 mg, 97% DV
RED BELL PEPPER
Thanks to the metabolism-boosting compound dihydrocapsiate and their high vitamin C content, bell peppers make a solid addition to any weight loss diet. Dip slices of the veggie into hummus, add the veggie to sandwiches and salads or throw some steak in a corn tortilla with salsa, black beans, red pepper and onion for a Mexi-inspired dinner.
Vitamin C content: 1 cup, raw, chopped 190 mg, 316% DV
Who doesn’t adore raspberries? Kids love ’em because they’re sweet, chefs like them because they’re tasty and nice to look at, and nutritionists swoon over their nutritional resumé. Packed with antioxidants, insoluble fiber, and vitamin C, these berries reduce fat-causing inflammation while keeping you full and satisfied.
Vitamin C content: 1 cup, 32.3 mg, 53.8% DV
In addition to its impressive vitamin C content, broccoli is filled with a powerful cancer-killing agent called sulforaphane that increases testosterone and fights body-fat storage. Fill your plate with this green superfood
Vitamin C content: 1 cup cooked, 102 mg, 170% DV
Overflowing with vitamin C, a grapefruit a day can help keep your stress hormones at bay. To best aid your flat-belly efforts, nosh on the fruit as an appetizer. A Metabolism study found the eating half a grapefruit before meals may help reduce belly fat and lower cholesterol levels.
Vitamin C content: 1 medium, 78 mg, 130% DV
Guava is one of the most vitamin C-packed foods in the world. The sweet fruit packs nearly a week’s worth of vitamin C into a mere one-cup serving. It also has a higher concentration of lycopene (a cancer-fighting antioxidant) than any other fruit or vegetable.
Vitamin C content: 1 cup raw, 376 mg, 626% DV
Besides providing a day’s worth of vitamin C in every cup, mango’s tropical scent will remind you of a relaxing getaway, slashing stress and helping you slim down simultaneously.
Vitamin C content: 1 cup, 60 mg, 100% DV
Low on the glycemic index but high in fiber, sweet potatoes are a fan favorite because they keep you feeling fuller for longer. They’re also packed with powerful antioxidants that stabilize blood sugar levels and lower insulin resistance, which prevents calories from being converted into fat.
Vitamin C content: 1 large sweet potato (baked), 35.3 mg, 59% DV