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11 Foods That Fight Stress

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Stress is a common feature in the lives of many American citizens, whether it is due to our career, financial situation, or family life. Studies show that 3 out of 4 Americans experience stress at levels that cause them to experience a range stress related physical symptoms. Stress can manifest itself in stomach upsets, insomnia, headaches, elevations in blood pressure, changes in appetite and muscle tension and pain. Over half of stress sufferers claim that fatigue is their most frequent symptom.

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5 Fruits That Will Actually Improve Your Mood

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This week, we're spotlighting a guest post by the wonderful Abbey Smith. Enjoy!!

Fruit is very good for your physical and mental health. Everyday Health suggests that eating fruits (and vegetables) significantly lowers your risk of depression.

The Everyday Health article, citing recommendations from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), suggests eating a variety of fruits stating that you should eat 1½ to 2 cups worth per day.

Additionally, a Health IQ article cites a seven-year study by the American Public Health Association in which people who ate more fruits (and vegetables) reported a boost in positive emotions and life satisfaction. Notably, the reported change in happiness and satisfaction was akin to “moving from being unemployed (not by choice) to happily employed.”

While fruits in general can help improve your mood, certain fruits have proven to be better mood enhancers than the rest. Here are five fruits that will improve your mood.

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