Many people struggle with anxiety, which is commonly caused by poor brain health. While medication is often required to treat it, there are several holistic strategies you can use to help reduce your anxiety symptoms. For example, you can eat foods that have brain-boosting properties, such as the ones listed below!
Salmon: High in omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D. These nutrients help improve levels of calming neurotransmitters in the body, including dopamine and serotonin.
Chamomile Tea: Provides antioxidants with anti-inflammatory properties known to lower risk of anxiety.
Turmeric: Contains curcumin, a compound high in antioxidants shown to prevent anxiety-causing damage to brain cells.
Dark Chocolate: High in flavonols, antioxidants that help improve blood flow to the brain and promote its ability to adapt to stressful situations.
Yogurt: Contains probiotics that may promote mental health and brain function.
Green Tea: Contains L-theanine, an amino acid that helps prevent nerves from becoming overexcited. Also helps increase neurotransmitters that have anti-anxiety effects.
Although food isn’t a cure-all for anxiety, it can certainly help reduce symptoms, especially when paired with other lifestyle changes such as deep-breathing and exercise.
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