Study Shows Pickled Foods Might Help Minimize Anxiousness


A recent study showed that there’s a connection between pickles and anxiousness. Turns out picked foods might make you less anxious.

Seven hundred students took part in a study conducted by researchers at the William & Mary and the University of Maryland, reports Science Daily. Those who were comfortable eating pickled foods like kimchi and sauerkraut suffered less social anxiety than those unfamiliar with pickled foods. According to the report, the effect was strongest among those high in neuroticism.

The study was published in the August issue of Psychiatry Research.

Next time we’re anxious about something, we’ll bite a pickle and see what happens.

By Peter Pham

Pete's favorite foods include pizza, tacos and pretty much any kind of breakfast. He'll usually snap a photo or two while his food cools down.

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