This holiday season, my stress level was through the roof.  There is just something about making sure everyone is happy during the holidays that really takes a toll on me.  A study lists 9 foods that can really help in stress relief.

Now, these foods aren’t guaranteed to work with stress relief.  But there are proven reasons why these will help take your mind off of the craziness you just went through, and the craziness that a New Year will bring.  According to Yahoo, eating these foods will help you when you are almost to that “breaking point,” and also when you are “feeling under the weather.”

One that surprises me are Sweet Potatoes.  Yahoo says:

“Sweet potatoes can be particularly stress-reducing because they can satisfy the urge you get for carbohydrates and sweets when you are under a great deal of stress. They are packed full of beta-carotene and other vitamins, and the fiber helps your body to process the carbohydrates in a slow and steady manner.”

Another one that I eat quite a bit is turkey.
“Turkey contains an amino acid called L-tryptophan. This amino acid triggers the release of serotonin, which is a feel-good brain chemical. This is the reason why many people who eat turkey feel relaxed, or even tired, after eating it. L-Tryptophan has a documented calming effect.”

Now, there are others that work, and you can read about them at


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