A Stress Eater’s Plate

  • Stress eaters out there, time to revamp your menu!

    By HMO Staff

    Qualification : HMO Partner Sourced

    Wednesday October 04 2023 13:30 PM Comments 0

    Stress eaters out there, time to revamp your menu!

    Research has shown that spinach, lemons and dark chocolate all help to decrease stress. Lemon odours and magnesium rich spinach tells your brain to produce less cortisol - the stress hormone. 

    Stop bingeing on chips and reach for spinach instead!


    ACTH, cortisol and IL-6 Levels in athletes following magnesium supplementation. Journal of medical biochemistry, 35(4), 375-384.Dmitrašinović, G., Pešić, V., Stanić, D., Plećaš-Solarović, B., Dajak, M., & Ignjatović, S. (2016). 


    Anti-stress effects of lemon balm-containing foods. Nutrients, 6(11), 4805-4821. Scholey, A., Gibbs, A., Neale, C., Perry, N., Ossoukhova, A., Bilog, V., & Buchwald-Werner, S. (2014). 


    Metabolic effects of dark chocolate consumption on energy, gut microbiota, and stress-related metabolism in free-living subjects. Journal of Proteome Research, 8, 5568–5579. Martin, F. J., Rezzi, S., Pere, E., Kamlage, B., Collino, S., Leibold, E., et al. (2009). 


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