Recently, researchers have discovered a (weird) connection between pickled foods and decreased social anxiety. The research revealed that young adults who eat more fermented foods have fewer social anxiety symptoms. Interestingly, the effect was strongest on those who were “high in neuroticism,” which means they’re more likely to have social anxiety in the first place. So, next time you’re at one of those awkward parties where the only person you know is the host, take a deep breath and reach for a pickle!