Food can do amazing things for our bodies; heading over to the fridge is what we do when we’re in need. Whether that’s a pick-me-up after a sad film or a protein boost after a midweek workout – food can bring enormous benefits.

One of the most underrated benefits of food, however, is that it can help bring calm into our lives and help us deal with symptoms of anxiety.

We’re told to hit the gym, to walk in the park, and talk it off with a close friend or family member.

All these are fine – but have you ever been told to snack on blueberries or crunch on some dark chocolate?

That’s right – there are certain foods out there that can do more than satisfy our appetites. These certain foods help us reach the calmness we all seek.

Containing special compounds that our bodies love, these foods help manage our anxiety and stress by replenishing our reserves with the right fuel.

Blueberries, Kiwi, and oranges, for example, are abundant in vitamin C – helping reduce the negative effects that stress brings to our minds.

If you’re a big fan of turmeric spice in your meals then you’re about to love it even more. Turmeric contains high levels of curcumin, a bright yellow compound that again helps us defeat high-stress levels better.

Check out this infographic by Moon Magazine for the most delicious stress busters you need on your plates.