Calcium and magnesium, too, are wonderful stress busters
Magnesium and calcium are two very important minerals for metabolic processes in the body, though both function differently (almost opposite). For example, calcium excites the nerves whereas magnesium calms them down.
A French study indicated a link between stress and magnesium-calcium ratio. According to this study, magnesium deficiency in the body can become a stress trigger in itself and the body becomes susceptible to physiological damage produced by stress.
Food rich in calcium and magnesium include green leaved vegetables such as cabbage and spinach, broccoli, artichoke, okra, legumes such as kidney beans, lentils, soybean, seeds and nuts, fish, meat, dairy products such as cheese, sour cream, yogurt, etc.