Are Your Tummy Ills All in Your Head?
Stress may be causing your stomach ache. Find foods to help.
Fatty fish: Stress can trigger an increase in compounds called cytokines that promote inflammation, which can worsen digestive ills. Eating more EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid)—two omega-3 fats found most commonly in oily fish, such as salmon, herring and sardines—can help relieve inflammation linked to tummy troubles, according to a 2005 Scandinavian Journal of Nutrition study.