Unless you're in some kind of sunshine-lollipop-rainbow-filled cushy bubble with no access to TV or the Internet, you know stress triggers come flying at you incessantly. Earthquakes, hurricanes, gas prices, Gadaffi, Wall Street -- OK enough, I'm about to give myself an ulcer.Related: The Sneaky Ways Stress Shows on Your Face
All the things we can't control, not to mention our own personal dramas, seem like a good reason to pig out -- to quell anxiety with that bagel or bacon cheeseburger or third pint of beer. But what we don't realize is that food can actually be a great ally, particularly when we're feeling anxious.Related: 9 Ways to Feel Less Anxious Instantly
According to nutritionist Lara Field, MS, RD, CPS, LSN (yeah, she's qualified), when it comes to women and stress management, the goal is simple: Eat a balanced, healthy diet -- all the time -- to help you remain calm, even-keeled, and balanced no matter what life throws at you. She also says these foods are proven to calm your nerves. Check them out:
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