For stress, superfoods are better than comfort foods – CNN

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When work deadlines begin piling up and your social calendar is booked, the last thing you want to hear is to steer clear of the vending machine. Who has time for healthy eating? But when it comes to combating stress levels, what you eat may actually help relieve your tension. Indeed, some foods may help stabilize blood sugar or, better yet, your emotional response. Here, 12 foods to reach for when you’ve just about had enough.

Key Takeaways:

  • When times get stressful, many of us find solace in traditional “comfort foods,” from savory macaroni and cheese to a big bowl of ice cream.
  • Though research suggests that certain foods can help reduce stress, it’s actually not the high-fat and high-sugar comfort foods that do the trick. Rather, it’s super foods.
  • Super foods are items that are found to provide health benefits beyond your basic nutrients, according to the National Institutes of Health.

“When times get stressful, many of us find solace in traditional “comfort foods,” from savory macaroni and cheese to a big bowl of ice cream.”

http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/15/health/foods-to-reduce-stress-anxiety/

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