Avocados are full of vitamin B, potassium, and monounsaturated fat - all things that can help reduce anxiety and stress.
We need vitamin B for healthy nerves and brain cells, and feeling anxious and stressed can be linked back to vitamin B deficiency.
Potassium & Monounsaturated Fat
Both potassium and monounsaturated fat balance sugar levels in our blood, and help reduce blood pressure.
Here’s a quick avocado salad recipe (serves 2 and takes about 10mins):
4 cos lettuce leaves, chopped
6 cherry tomatoes, halved
2 radishes, finely sliced
2 spring onions, finely sliced
50g cucumber, cut into small cubes
25g flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped
25g mint leaves, coarsely chopped
1 avocado, chopped into chunky pieces
For the dressing
½ garlic clove, crushed
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp olive oil
This avocado salad recipe goes great with fish (like mackerel). You can find lots of other avocado recipes here.
ABOUT CARL VERNON
Carl Vernon is a best-selling author & speaker, talking and writing about all things anxiety, stress, success & well-being.