Never Have Another Junk Food Craving. Ever.
Hitting those late-night ice cream binges hard? Regularly polish off 10-too-many chocolate chip cookies? Here's why
Typically, we reach for chocolate when we're stressed or PMSing, and for good reason: "Chocolate is a powerful stimulant that can increase the flow of the feel-good neurochemicals, dopamine and serotonin, in the brain," says Metsovas. The only downside to eating a food that basically gives us a natural high is the inevitable crash when the dopamine leaves our system.
Instead of the quick fix, Metsovas recommends foods high in magnesium when we're stressed or hormonal, since the mineral may help with nerve health and hypertension. Try foods like nuts and seeds, fish, cucumber, and unrefined sea salt.
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