Real Comfort Food: 11 Foods that Reduce Stress

We’ve all heard of comfort food, but most so-called “comfort foods” tend to be loaded with carbs which only provide a temporary calming fix that wears off quickly and makes your mood worse in the long run.

So, instead of indulging in mashed potatoes and gravy when you’re feeling stressed, try choosing your snacks and meals from this list of truly calming foods to help get through your days feeling focused, balanced, and better able to handle conflicts with ease:

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  2. Avocados
  3. Berries
  4. Cashews
  5. Chamomile tea
  6. Chocolate
  7. Garlic
  8. Green tea
  9. Oatmeal
  10. Oranges
  11. Walnuts

To read more about these foods and the science behind them, click on the title to read 13 Foods That Fight Stress on