Consider it meal prep for the mind.
"Most fruits and vegetables are high in antioxidants such as vitamins C and E, which can help reduce age-related inflammation, a condition that can be harmful to mental health," says Binh Nguyen, a Ph.D. candidate at the university and lead researcher of the study.
"And deficiencies in B vitamins, such as folic acid [vitamin B9], influence mood regulation and have also been associated with depression."
To get your fill of those good nutrients, try citrus fruits, strawberries, or bell peppers for vitamin C; green leafy vegetables for vitamin E; and bananas and avocados for vitamin B.
Another de-stressing option—this relaxing yoga pose:
This article originally appeared in the June 2017 issue of Women's Health. For more great advice, pick up a copy of the issue on newsstands now!