Stress can look different in each person, but it usually affects mental, emotional, and physical health all at once. This can manifest in a variety of different symptoms. These include sore muscles, neck stiffness, headaches, inability to sleep, and lack of motivation. With nearly 18% of Americans affected by anxiety every day, this is clearly a serious issue that is impacting our day-to-day lives. In particular, our digestive tract is susceptible to issues related to stress and anxiety. The Institute of Stress even reported that 34 percent of people who experience daily stress say it has caused negative effects on their stomachs. When the body perceives stress or danger, it releases a craving for fatty and sugary foods.
For a complete list of anxiety-reducing foods, along with recommendations for when to eat them, take a look at the graphic below from the nutrition experts at Snap Kitchen.