3. Grab a bar of dark chocolate (which contains at least 70% cocoa).
Dark chocolate, like cocoa, is rich in phytonutrients sych as polyhenols, sterols and flavonoids. studies show that dark chocolate is psychoactive and can improve mood with as much as 40 g of dark chocolate everyday during the stressful period. How does it work? Chocolate can cause the brain to produce natural opiates. It also is an excellent source of magnesium that can help reduce muscle tension. However, if you are one who is caffeine sensitive you can try the other options.
Some recipes you would enjoy trying are: