These Are The Foods And Drinks Know To Reduce anxiety
Food And Drinks That Will Reduce Your Anxiety
It is difficult to pinpoint where a person can develop their feelings of anxiety from. It can be for a number of different reasons. Then again, it also depends on each person differently too. Maybe your feelings of anxiety are genetic or you have a troubled past. Then again, maybe you’ve suffered more recently experiencing a recent loss or grief, even PTSD. However, recent studies have also shown that what we eat and drink can have a big impact on our mood as well.
Our diet is something that affects not just the body but our mind too. When we are feeling tired in the morning, we drink a cup of coffee. This instantly makes us feel alert and ready for the day. However, a few cups too many and you’re fighting the shakes away! Coffee is a perfect example of a drink that when we have too much of it, we start to feel more anxious. Therefore, if you suffer from anxiety it’s recommended to consume no more than one to two cups of coffee a day. Also try to keep to weak measures and brands, rather than the really strong stuff! There are also other foods and drinks, such as Coca Cola and milk chocolate, biscuits and ice cream that leave you feeling worse after. In fact, anything sugary will make you feel more anxious, especially if consumed in large quantities.
Then there is alcohol, which is incredibly bad for anxiety as well. Today I thought I’d share some good dieting tips with you to help you avoid feeling anxious after eating.
To completely eliminate anxiety — we can’t always rely on positive thinking or hypnotherapy. In order to take complete control of our feelings and thoughts, then we have to take control of our eating and drinking habits too. Therefore, I have come up with a mental health trip recipe list of 10 amazing foods you can try that actually help reduce anxiety. Take a close look and keep this in mind for when you’re next looking for a tasty snack. You want food to make you feel good, not worse!
1. Salmon Salmon is a type of fatty fish, just like trout, sardines and mackerel. Fatty fishes are packed full of omega-3 fatty acids called EPA and DHA. They are extremely good for us. Not only do they promote a healthy heart, as well as boost brain power that is good for memory and faster thinking processes. DHA also helps prevent feelings of anxiety. It's believed that Omega-3 helps reduce brain inflammation and prevents brain cell dysfunction, which is a common sign for people that suffer from anxiety and depression. A further nutrient that’s in Salmon, which is good for lowering your symptoms of anxiety, is Vitamin D. This is the same vitamin that we get through the sun's rays. It helps the brain adapt to change better, which is often a common trigger for anxiety.
2. Eggs Egg yolk is another good source of Vitamin D. Then, eggs also promote healthy growth and development because they contain amino acids. One of the amino acids, which is especially in eggs — is called tryptophan. Tryptophan helps us create Serotonin, which is a chemical produced in our brain to help regulate memory, sleep, behavior and mood. It is considered that the production of Serotonin is linked to positive thinking and brain activity. When we produce Serotonin we create ourselves a natural relaxant to help relieve feelings of anxiety.
3. Yogurt & dairy Yogurt and dairy products, like cheese and milk contain probiotics, which is a type of healthy bacteria. Recent studies have shown that these probiotics support healthy digestion, as well as mental wellbeing. It reduces inflammation in the brain and increases the production of our mood-booster transmitters, in other words our ‘happy’ signals.
4. Brazil nuts & almonds Brazil nuts and almonds are very rich in one magic ingredient, Selenium. This has been known to make us feel better and promote a better mood. Selenium helps reduce inflammation in the brain that has been known to correlate and show in people that suffer from anxiety. They are also high in antioxidants, especially Vitamin E. Studies have shown that low levels of Vitamin E has been related to depression. Therefore, Vitamin E is good at overcoming anxiety.
5. Dark Chocolate It is a well known fact that chocolate makes us feel better. However, it is important to know what chocolate makes us actually feel better. Milk chocolate triggers the release of endorphins in our brain, which makes us feel amazing. However, the sugar in milk chocolate leaves noticeable feelings of anxiety. Dark chocolate, on the other hand, releases the right chemical in our brain, which are called flavonoids. Flavonoids are a more reliable source of pleasure than endorphins, which sometimes mislead us as they react to just about anything that gives us a high. The release of flavonoids also improve blood flow, as well as neuroinflammation and the production of serotonin
6. Fresh fruit and veg smoothie When you feed your body the right foods and nutrients it will respond positively to stress and moments of tension. In fact, a study carried out by the Maryland University recorded that if we consume 3000mg of vitamins a day it will reduce anxiety and feelings of depression. So, next time you’re feeling a little thirsty and you’re wondering what to make yourself to drink next. Chop up some fresh fruit and vegetables too! You can find some great recipes online to see what fruit tastes better with what vegetables. Don’t forget that healthy shakes are great for boosting your energy and mood, but they also supplement a small meal too. So, if you’re in a rush or you don’t wish to cook. Get the blender out and have some fun making yourself a nutritious smoothie!
7. Bananas & blueberries Bananas are also rich in the same amino acid, tryptophan, that is in eggs. This is what helps produce serotonin in your brain that can ease feelings of anxiety and promote good mental health. Then another great fruit beginning with ‘b’ to help reduce feelings of stress and anxiety — are blueberries! Blueberries are rich in Vitamin C, antioxidants and flavonoids. This are all really amazing to help improve mental health and reduce feelings of anxiety
8.Turmeric Turmeric is a spice that is used in cooking, especially in South East Asia like India. Turmeric contains cur cumin, which is a special ingredient that helps regulate your mood and also feelings of anxiety. It is also high in antioxidants, which help reduce brain inflammation as well as prevent cell damage that is often caused by stress and symptoms of anxiety. As turmeric is a spice. It is easy to add to any meal! It will flavor it up, as well as leave you feeling more relaxed and less anxious.
9.The ‘Right’ Tea A cup of steaming tea can be really relaxing, if it's the right tea. Now, I’m not referring to black tea or an ‘English brew,’ as it’s often referred to. Instead, teas like chamomile act as a healthy relaxing sedative. Green tea contains amino acids, which are also good for calming you down, but also at producing serotonin and dopamine. Therefore, Green Tea will give you that long lasting anti-anxiety effect. Finally, for those really suffering from anxiety — take a trip to your local herb shop and look for Valerian Root Tea. It is especially good for relieving stress and anxiety, but also promoting a good sleep for people that suffer from insomnia too. Now finally, the one and only essential thing that we need in our diet over anything else is…
10. Water Our body is made up of 60% water. Then our brain and heart is composed of 75% water; and our lungs — 85% water. Therefore, our most important ingredient of the day has got to be water. If you find that you drink very little water, or hardly any — I would suggest that you start doing so. Dehydration will naturally cause feelings of anxiety. Yet, sometimes we could be unaware when we are dehydrated. Even though the rest of our body is. When we are dehydrated our body begins to function badly. Without sufficient water, then our brain loses focus and minimal endorphins are produced. These are the hormones that relieve stress and pain. Therefore, whether you suffer from anxiety or not — always keep hydrated and drinking water.
Turn Facts to Peace of mind now that you know what to eat, that will help reduce those awful triggers that bring on the onset of anxiety. You can actually snack out on something that will help prevent it. The more of these foods and drinks that you eat, the better your frame of mind will be. You want to feed yourself the right nutrients like antioxidants and Vitamin D & E, as well as DHA, EPA and amino acids.
They will help boost your mood incredibly by producing serotonin, flavonoids and dopamine in your brain. All these healthy nutrients sponsor a better frame of mind, as well as help reduce inflammation in the brain. Brain inflammation is common in people who suffer from anxiety and depression. It has indeed been seen as a symptom that needs treating.
Therefore, if you keep to this healthy diet of 10 amazing foods that help promote a healthier mind. You are sure to keep your mood swings and feelings of anxiety under control. Then with the help of Clear Minds hypnotherapy audio to help Eliminate Anxiety, you are sure to be feeling better in no time!
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