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Stress reducing foods:

amathus

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Diet for stress management slideshow: Food for stress

"Stress management can be a powerful tool for staying healthy. There's evidence that too much pressure doesn't just put you in a bad mood. People who are under continual stress are more vulnerable to everything from colds to high blood pressure and heart disease. Although there are many ways to cope, one solution is to eat stress-fighting foods. Read on to learn how a stress management diet can help."
 
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Sweets are on there, think I might have some now, all in the name of my health ;)
 
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I'd be careful in thinking that sweets reduce stress ;) my experience is that foods that boosts energy levels and then cause it to drop suddenly - cola, high-sugar cakes, chocolate bars - aren't good for several common problems like mania or depression or stress. You really want foods that provide a solid, long-lasting base for your blood sugar level. I'd make exceptions for dark chocolate (good for the brain) and hard candy (pleasant taste with relatively small impact).

But it's as much about what you leave out as it is about what you eat, and a bunch of planned meals with recipes would be more useful than just these loose tips. Will have to see what I can find, I'd love to add some better links for this.
 
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