By: Camila Naranjo

Last week I had 3 tests, 1 quiz, 1 paper, and 1 assignment due. You can imagine how stressed out I was.

I know a lot of students are going through the same path since it’s that time of year where homework, tests, papers, and more assignments start to accumulate. That means that as the amount of work starts to grow, so will stress.

Fortunately, there is something that you can do to help alleviate stress: eating the right foods!

Here is a list of the best foods that will help you when stressed out:

  • Blueberries: good source of antioxidants and vitamin C (repairs and protects cells, strengthens the immune system). Consume 1 cup a day. Where to find it on campus: OR
  • Avocado: good source of vitamin B (fights anxiety), healthy fats (nourishes the brain) and potassium (reduces blood pressure). Consume half avocado a day. Where to find it on campus: Farmers Market 
  • Almonds: rich in vitamin B2 and E (boost the immune system, excellent for the skin, nails and hair), healthy fats (nourish the brain). Consume 1/4 cup daily. Where to find it on campus: The Market 
  • OrangeGreat source of vitamin C (reduces blood pressure and hormone cortisol-stress hormone). Consume 1 a day. Where to find it on campus: OR, The Market
  • Asparagus: good source of folic acid (prevents depression). Consume 1 cup a day. Where to find it on campus: OR
  • Oats: great source of fiber (brings a sense ofcalm
    and tranquility and helps digestion). Consume 1 cup a day. Where to find it on campus: The Market
  • Seaweed: good source of magnesium (helps regulate cortisol levels and fights depression). Consume 1 cup a day. Where to find it on campus: Tsunami Sushi
  • Sunflower or pumpkin seeds: rich source of magnesium (helps regulate cortisol levels and fights depression). Consume 1/4 cup daily. Where to find it on campus: The Market
  • Dark chocolate: rich in antioxidants and serotonin (the happiness hormone), it also reduces levels of cortisol (one of the stress hormones). Consume 1-2 squares of chocolate 100% preferably. Where to find it on campus: The Market 
  •  Water: Take water throughout the day – avoid dehydration that causes more anxiety and stress. Where to find it on campus: Everywhere!

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