7 Surprising Foods that Fight Stress

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Nuts
Nuts are packed with vitamin E, magnesium, selenium, and vitamin B, all of which have been shown to ease stress. Walnuts in particular have a beneficial effect on blood ... more 
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Nuts
Nuts are packed with vitamin E, magnesium, selenium, and vitamin B, all of which have been shown to ease stress. Walnuts in particular have a beneficial effect on blood pressure and keeping adrenaline under control. Almonds are an excellent source of vitamin E, which fights free radicals that can contribute to stress and heart disease. less 
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Mon, Mar 26, 2012 1:00 PM EDT

There's no doubt about it: stress kills. Whether your main source of stress is your finances, your work, or your relationships, people who suffer from excess stress are more prone to ailments including heart disease, high blood pressure, and depression. You may think that in order to reduce your stress level, you have to fix whatever the "problem" is. While it's always good to find ways to be less stressed out, it turns out that how you treat your body is just as important, and that includes what you put into it. By eating certain foods (and no, we're not talking about high-fat comfort foods - although those can be indulged in occasionally!), you can help your body fight the physiological symptoms of stress, and you will really feel the difference. Here are 7 foods that are surprisingly effective at lowering stress:

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