by Rosseadelle Ganayo

These past few days have been packed with stress, hasn’t it? The internet has been blowing up with one issue blowing up after the other, not to mention politics. To avoid the overwhelming feeling of stress, anxiety, and even anger, we find that there is a simple, universal solution: Food.
Not only just eating, but even the act of making your own meals in your own kitchen has a soothing effect on the soul. Here are just a few comfort food we recommend making so you can cook and eat the negativity away.

Bananas

Bananas are rich in potassium which is great for lowering blood pressure! This Banana Cue Pudding is great for that because it’s so easy to make and you can let your anger out while chopping everything you need to make it! For the full recipe, click here.

Avocado

Avocados are rich in stress-relieving B vitamins and heart-healthy fat that may help to lessen anxiety. They’re also rich in potassium for lowered blood pressure from fighting on the internet! This recipe is quick, easy and you can make lots in advance ready for any stressful situations to come. For the full recipe, click here.

Tea

Tea calms any nerves that may have been struck. In this recipe, we combine the calming effect of tea, the B vitamins, protein, vitamin D and bone-building calcium of milk, to relieve tense muscles, and sugar, for a serotonin boost. For the full recipe, click here.

Chocolate

Dark chocolate is great for lower levels of stress hormones. Not only that, but they’re rich in flavonoids – potent antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents! This recipe will give you so much chocolate, your stress will get lost within the decadent layers. For the full recipe, click here.

Fish

The heart-healthy omega-3 fats in fish manage adrenaline levels to help keep you calm, cool, and collected so that you can handle each new polarizing topic with grace. This recipe lets you enjoy fish the best way you can – stuffed with cheese, coated, and deep-fried, and baked to perfection. For the full recipe, click here.

Carbs

Let’s face it, at the end of the day, we’re a rice country. Rice is our main carb source and we prefer it for comfort food. Eating carbs increase levels of serotonin, a chemical in the body that helps boost mood and reduce stress. And what’s more comforting than a bowl of hot champorado? For the full recipe, click here.

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