Eat Yourself Calmer

Check out these 13 foods known to help relieve tension in your body and mind.
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Yogurt

You can get a good amount of Vitamin B12 from yogurt. Vitamin B12 helps other B vitamins do their work, creating a balance necessary for decreasing panic and anxiety levels.
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Avocados

Avocados are another good source of Vitamin B12.
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Green Tea

"There are numerous benefits to drinking green tea," says Katherine Tallmadge, RD, a spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association. If you’re in the market for stress relief, green tea offers up a soothing compound called theanine.
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Tuna

Tuna is a healthy source of omega-3 fatty acids. "In general, sufficient amounts of omega 3 are beneficial for brain function and have been proven to decrease anxiety levels," explains Tallmadge.
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Cherries

Fruits such as cherries are low-glycemic, and therefore help manage blood sugars and stabilize energy levels. They also contain carbohydrates that increase mood-boosting serotonin.
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Peppers

Peppers, like most vegetables, are naturally low in sugars and tend to stabilize your blood sugar. Their carbohydrate content boosts serotonin, which improves your sense of well-being.
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Peanuts

Peanuts are rich in protein, which helps prevent fluctuations in blood sugar levels and thus helps stabilize your mood. They also provide Vitamin B6, a serotonin booster.
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Dark Chocolate

"Dark chocolate raises serotonin, endorphins and dopamine," says Tallmadge. These neurotransmitters help you relax.
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Soy Milk

Soy milk contains Vitamin B1, which aids in healthy nerve function and converts carbohydrates into energy.
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Chicken

Chicken provides Vitamin B6, which helps the brain manufacture mood-boosting serotonins. According to Tallmadge, we should eat foods that increase serotonin in the brain to improve mental function and memory and decrease anxiety.
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Baked Potatoes

Baked potatoes contain Vitamin B6, which helps the brain manufacture mood-boosting serotonins. "Any foods that aid the brain will help lower anxiety levels," explains Tallmadge.
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Sunflower Seeds

These seeds provide muscle-relaxing magnesium.
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Thick Pasta

Thick pasta takes longer to break down than the thinner sort, which prevents your blood sugar from rising quickly. Pasta, in general, contains some fiber, which helps retain your hormonal balance while clearing up your digestive track.
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