While food can’t fix feelings, dark chocolate does have an ingredient that can lower stress hormones in your body. But a little bit goes a long way. Have one small square -- the size of a pack of dental floss -- a day max.
But it’s best not to rely on sweet, high-fat, comfort foods (like ice cream, cookies, and pizza) to feel better.
Instead, when it’s mealtime, eat sensible portions of foods that taste great and are good for you, too. Some stress-fighting foods: bananas, avocados, chicken, and dark-green leafy veggies.