Crunch Away Stress
Enjoying fresh veggies is not only good for your physical health it also helps your mental health too! Chomping down on crunchy foods stimulates the release of the “feel good” brain chemical serotonin. What better choice to get that crunch than crisp fruits and veggies like carrot sticks, apples, pepper strips, and celery sticks? Make these super foods even better by serving with peanut butter, hummus, or dressing for dipping. This tip is courtesy of Dana Angelo White, a registered dietitian, certified athletic trainer, and nutrition and fitness consultant who specializes in culinary nutrition, recipe development and sports nutrition.