30 Calming Foods for a More Stress-Free Life

Next time you're agitated, skip the chocolate and simmer down with these naturally calming foods (31 Photos)

Mike Nguyen on Oct 27, 2012 at 10:48PM

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Spinach

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With a laundry list of micronutrients such as vitamins A, C, K and folate and minerals like manganese and iron, spinach should be the top staple in everyone’s diet. But in times of stress, the adrenal glands (where stress hormones are stored) tend to be particularly depleted of their normally high levels of vitamin C.

To de-stress: Replace iceberg lettuce with spinach next time you make a salad for a more nutrient-dense option.

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