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7 Surprising Foods that Fight Stress

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It turns out that you can find peace of mind by eating away your stress. I’m not talking about binge eating your feelings, but during those times when you feel your stress levels soaring—turn to these seven foods, which studies show help fight anxiety and bring your nerves back from the edge of that cliff.

So it’s time to rethink your idea of comfort food by noshing on these nerve-calming delights…

 

1. Wild Salmon

Baked, poached, or grilled on a maple wood plank—there are just so many ways to enjoy this omega-3 fatty fish full of heart-healthy fats. While studies already credit salmon with inflammation-fighting powers, it turns out that this fish can also lessen the production of stress hormones (i.e., cortisol).

In fact, a study from Ohio State University monitored the diets and stress levels of a group of students, and found that those with diets rich in omega-3 fatty acids, had  20-percent less  anxiety levels compared to students who didn’t eat omega-rich fish (or take supplements).

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