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7 Stress Busters: Soothing Foods and Calming Scents (Page 7)

Chocolate

Nibble on Chocolate

Recent research shows eating dark chocolate can help reduce levels of cortisol and catecholamines (hormones associated with stress), especially for those with high anxiety. Go easy, though: chocolate is calorically dense—eating too much can pack on the pounds and that can lead to more stress.

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