7 Anxiety-Fighting Foods You Have to Try

Find out what to eat to quiet your stress and anxiety.

7 Anxiety-Fighting Foods You Have to Try

Whether you are chronically anxious or get hit with occasional bouts of stressful thoughts and feelings, your diet can offer some help. Certain ingredients have specific nutrients designed to make you feel better mentally, emotionally, and physically. Here are seven delicious, nutrient-rich foods designed to do just that. Please note, while these foods may help you feel better in conjunction with other forms of treatment such as medication and therapy, make sure to consult your physician before making any changes to your routine.

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Chickpeas are high in iron, which is great for stress relief and overall wellness because symptoms of iron deficiency can include lightheadedness, poor appetite, racing heartbeat, and depression.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on many areas of our lives, including our mental health. According to a new report by the American Psychological Association, 49% of people surveyed felt "uneasy" about going back to standard, in-person interactions after quarantine.

For about 2% of the U.S. population, or almost 6 million people, this unease is more than just a minor fear — it's a panic disorder that can take over your life. In some extreme cases, people with panic disorders can also develop what is known as "agoraphobia."

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