7 Foods That Squash Stress

Stressful events—they don't even have to be major—cause cortisol levels to increase, which in turn causes food cravings.

Unfortunately for us, most of these cravings are for carbs and sweets, according to researchers at the University of California at San Francisco Center.

While poor food choices like ice cream and white pasta might offer a temporary break from stress, healthier options like spinach and oranges successfully offset stress over the long term. Incorporate these foods that relieve stress into your diet to find an inner calm the healthier way.

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