Wholemeal pasta salad - Stress-less lunches - PICTURE - Women's Health & Fitness

Stress-less lunches
A wholemeal pasta salad: As well as providing longer-lasting energy, complex carbs carry tryptophan, found in protein foods, across the blood-brain barrier to be turned into brain-calming chemical serotonin.

A green salad with cottage cheese: It contains tryptophan, which can be converted to serotonin to promote calmness.