Foods That Help Anxiety

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Foods That Help Anxiety
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At some point, everyone suffers from some level of anxiety. For others, however, it is a much bigger issue requiring sessions with a therapist. Even without taking pills, what you eat can determine whether you’ll be able to manage your anxiety. The nutritional properties of certain foods lessen anxiety-related behavior, while other foods may compound it.

Foods to Eat

Naturally-occurring and generally healthy foods are useful in curbing anxiety. Greens like spinach, asparagus, kale, collard greens and green lettuce are a good start. Asparagus is folate sufficient, which is a mood-boosting nutrient. Avocado, cashews, fruits like bananas, blueberries, and kiwi also help with anxiety. Fermented foods, oats, brown rice, whole grains and animal-based foods like salmon, cheese and turkey are all good for anxiety. Also, among them are natto, turmeric, dark chocolate and some soothing chamomile tea.

Foods to Avoid

The list of foods to avoid is just as extensive. Most of these are daily shortcuts and guilty pleasures, which may be tough to avoid actively – but anxiety requires that they are avoided. These include sugars and artificial sweeteners, fried and all fast foods, frozen dinners, drinks like alcohol, coffee, soda and fruit juice. Hydrogenated oils, trans fats, processed meats, high sodium foods and any sort of food dyes should be avoided if you hope to have any form of a breakthrough in managing anxiety.

In short, anxiety is manageable! The secret starts with dietary choices. Having a healthy diet will help not only physically but also mentally.

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Please note that this content should never be used as a substitute for direct medical advice from your doctor or other qualified clinicians.

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