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6 Foods that lower your anxiety

It's important that you know that your nutrition is a very very big deal when we talk about your mental health. The symptoms may not completely disappear but it will definitely decrease them to a high degree or can even prevent possible anxiety attacks.





And now... I am not quite recommending 6 foods, but instead 6 nutrients, and where you can find them so that you can have different options. Anxiety problems are one of the most common issues nowadays and although there are foods that can raise levels of anxiety, there are also others that can help reduce it. Here you go!





Magnesium



One of the things that is highly recommended is foods that have magnesium because it can be extremely beneficial for people who suffer from anxiety. An anti-anxiety diet should have an amount of magnesium, that will reduce the production of the stress hormone and raise the serotonin in your body. Leaves like spinach or kale, seeds like chia, whole grains, and legumes are rich sources of magnesium. Also avocados and dark chocolate.





Zinc



Few people know how important it is to consume zinc in our daily diet and in reality it is only when we are sick that we get to consume it the most. But it's a very important mineral that increases the defenses of your immune system, prevents some types of cancer, helps the skin and also supports the production of serotonin and GABA. Foods like red meat, seafood, dairy, eggs, nuts, seeds, legumes, and whole grains are high sources of zinc.








Antioxidants



Several studies have shown that having low levels of antioxidants creates symptoms such as anxiety and depression. It is important that you add them to your daily food. Berries, fruits and nuts are foods that contain many antioxidants.






Copper



Copper is an important part of keeping our immune, endocrine, and nervous systems working properly. However, you should also know that having high levels of copper in your body can have effects such as feeling agitated, having high levels of anxiety or even panic and insomnia. In these cases it's better to consult with your doctor and have both, your copper and zinc levels checked. Oysters, lamb, lobster, mushrooms, nuts, seeds and dark chocolate are sources of copper.




OMEGA 3


If you like fish such as tuna or salmon, nuts or seeds or plant oils, then you will know that omega 3 is found in all of them and that this fat acid has been shown to be highly positive in reducing symptoms of the anxiety.







B6 Vitamin


This vitamin is one of the most helpful in creating neurotransmitters such as serotonin and GABA, both of which support and control anxiety and depression. This vitamin is important if you want to improve your anxiety. Foods like salmon, tuna, chicken, pork, beef, sweet potato, and avocados are foods that contain B6.





You should always keep in mind that essential nutrients are always going to be important in your diet to have a good physical body and mental health. Studies have revealed that those with anxiety problems tend to have an unbalanced diet and bad habits.

If you work on your healthy habits combined with exercise and a healthy lifestyle, you may start noticing a great reduction in your anxiety.


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