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4 snacks that help you relax

26th June 2015 by Jess

Making time for yourself - doing yoga, listening to music, having a nap – anything that slows your heart rate and clears your mind will go a long way to helping you de-stress.

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Relaxation lowers stress levels - strengthening the immune system, raising the metabolism, and reducing the likelihood of developing depression.

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Here are some snack hacks to help you relax:

  • Cashews – the high zinc content of these crunchy nuts help fight anxiety
  • Berries – these tasty little bursts are packed with vitamins that help support your immune system
  • Oats – a complex carb that keeps your energy levels up and causes your brain to produce the feel-good chemical serotonin
  • Dark chocolate – this comforting flavour brightens even the worst days and is full of antioxidants that help lower blood pressure

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By Jess, graze nutritionist.

Our nutritionist extraordinaire, Jess trained at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition and is a registered practitioner with the British Association for Applied Nutrition & Nutritional Therapy. She's the creator of our health badges, to help you choose the snacks and boxes that are right for you. Check out everything from Jess on our blog, with recipes and tricks to help you keep making better choices, or go to Jess's blog at jessipes.co.uk for even more.

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