3 Election Day Stress Buster Snacks

Election Day 2016 got the best of your nerves?

Eat these food to chill out:

1. Berries

Blueberries, strawberries and raspberries are bursting with vitamin C and antioxidants, which help combat the stress hormone, cortisol.

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2. Whole Grains

Whole grain bread, pasta, brown rice and quinoa help calm the stomach and mind. Tryptophan in whole grains can activate and boost serotonin in the brain, a chemical messenger vital to maintaining mood balance and keeping you happy.

3. Beans

Black beans, lima beans, chickpeas, soy and lentils are loaded with magnesium, which helps regulate cortisol levels.

Regardless of the outcome and what you eat, remember to drink plenty or water. About 75% of brain tissue is made up of water. When you’re dehydrated, the brain’s energy takes a toll.

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