There are a number of factors that could contribute to you punching the wall. High blood pressure, blood sugar crashes, poor production of brain chemicals such as serotonin and an over production of adrenaline can all get you feeling revved up. Here is a list of foods that will keep you calm longer than the “stop and count to ten” method.

Berries—the natural carbohydrates in berries turn sugar into energy slowly, so you won’t experience an irritating blood sugar crash

Avocados—Avocados are filled with Vitamin B, which is essential to calming the nerves and brain cells

Nuts—Is the loud guy at the bar driving you nuts? Reach for the bar nuts. Nuts are filled with Vitamin B, which is essential to calming the nerves and brain cells. Nuts also provide zinc which helps your body digest carbohydrates, fats and proteins, helping to avoid a blood sugar crash.

Citrus FruitsThe vitamin C is important for lowering the levels of cortisol, produced by stress. Vitamin C also lowers blood pressure.

Asparagus—That funky smell it causes in your urine is actually a good source of folic acid which is a natural soother

Whole grains—Not just your comforting oatmeal cookies, but all whole grains help stimulate serotonin in the brain

Bananas—Bananas are full of magnesium and potassium, which help release serotonin in the brain and promote muscle relaxation. And they smell yummy, which is always a plus.

Milk—If you have to reach for the Oreos, dunk them in some milk. Milk contains the naturally occurring amino acid tryptophan, which is used by your brain to create serotonin

Chamomile Tea—supplies a sedative-like compound.

Raw Honey—There’s a reason you call your significant other “Honey.” Honey is high in tryptohphan, which is used by the brain to create serotonin.

Salmon—If you’re not about to run a marathon, extra levels of adrenaline could just leave you feeling peeved. Salmon is filled with Omega-3 fatty acids which keep stress-caused cortisol and adrenaline in check


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