How food affects stress
While it’s tempting to reach for sweet comfort foods in stressful times, eating a chocolate chip cookie or brownie can actually exacerbate your anxiety. Sugary foods cause your blood sugar to spike, impairing the ability of your adrenal glands to control stress.
However, there are foods that can help to quell your nerves and lift your mood. Here, Toronto-based naturopath Diane C. Chung shares six top foods that can calm your stress, naturally.