Eating healthy and balanced meals can have many physical and mental benefits. Making lifestyle changes, such as eating more nutritious foods, can also help reduce anxiety. You may find you don’t have as many anxiety attacks or anxious feelings once you’ve made the changes.
Here are 5 foods that can help reduce anxiety.
Pumpkin seeds contain loads of potassium, which helps balance and manage your blood pressure and electrolytes. Potassium can help reduce stress and anxiety, making pumpkin seeds an ideal snack. They also contain the mineral zinc, which releases positive endorphins that can uplift your mood.
Have you ever had a chamomile tea after a long day to de-stress? Well, it contains properties that helps you feel relaxed and calm. So, your body won’t feel as anxious or stressed as your muscles relax and unwind from the chamomile.
Eggs, especially egg yolks, are a source of vitamin D. They are also a great source of protein, which creates amino acids. These help boost your body’s serotonin, which helps uplift your mood and regulates your sleep, memory and behaviour. It can help keep your mind in a positive state too, reducing the chance of anxious feelings.
Yogurt contains healthy bacteria that can have positive effects on your brain. It can be anti-inflammatory, which helps prevent anxiety and stress on your body. You could also have other fermented foods such as cheese and sauerkraut if you are not a fan of yogurt. These could also have a similar, but not as significant, impact on your anxiety levels.
To learn about more healthy eating habits to help you healthily lose weight, visit your nearest Herbal One Centre and speak to one of our nutrition counsellors.
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