Reduce stress with these foods

Updated 6:46 PM ET, Sun February 7, 2021
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Grilled salmon is a rich source of stress-busting omega-3 fatty acids. Shutterstock
For a salmon alternative, why not try anchovy toasts with butter? Shutterstock
Paella with mussels and clams is a powerhouse dish that offers vitamin B12 to help you feel more even-keeled. Shutterstock
The green peas in this omelet can help keep you from getting irritable by boosting serotonin production in the brain and balancing blood glucose levels. Shutterstock
The probiotics in yogurt help reduce cortisol levels; top with mixed berries for a vitamin C bonus. Shutterstock
Calming matcha reduces anxiety; the theanine in this tea helps you relax. Shutterstock
Enjoy a decadent dessert of dark chocolate-dipped kiwis, which will further improve your mood thanks to loads of vitamin C. Shutterstock
Replace potato chips with a snack of apple slices, which also have that stress-releasing crunch. Look for crisp Cameo and Macoun apples at your farmers market. Shutterstock