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Are there foods that can help eliminate stress, besides junk food?
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
In brief: Junk food
Junk food does not eliminate stress, but ultimately adds to it.
It may be a "comfort food" or an attempt to self-soothe. There's no perfect diet for eliminating stress -- but colorful fruits and veggies can help counteract environmental oxidative stress. Emotional stress is a different issue, and you may want to discuss your particular stresses with a therapist who can help you manage them.

In brief: Junk food
Junk food does not eliminate stress, but ultimately adds to it.
It may be a "comfort food" or an attempt to self-soothe. There's no perfect diet for eliminating stress -- but colorful fruits and veggies can help counteract environmental oxidative stress. Emotional stress is a different issue, and you may want to discuss your particular stresses with a therapist who can help you manage them.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Angelica Balingit
Internal Medicine
In brief: Yes
Highly colored fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants; for example, all berries, melons, tomatoes, bell peppers.

In brief: Yes
Highly colored fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants; for example, all berries, melons, tomatoes, bell peppers.
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Dr. Angelica Balingit
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