Life is stressful; from attempts to balance your daily responsibilities to handling health problems and family crises, it's unusual for a day to go by without feeling the pressure. But stress doesn't just feel awful; it can also have serious long-term effects on your health. In a recent survey conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Harvard School of Public Health, 39 percent of people report that they eat more when stressed. Another study adding to this dialogue showed that stress eating could result in weight gain of nearly 11 pounds a year.
So what's the best way to keep stress away? Try indulging in the six delicious superfoods that are recommended for helping to curb anxiety. We've found simple and delicious recipes to help you utilize these power foods, so you can feel less frazzled throughout the day and sleep better once the evening rolls around — because beating stress is the secret to living the healthiest life you can.
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