Top Mood-Boosting Superfoods to Overcome Anxiety Symptoms
We all struggle with anxiety at several points in our lives. With the kind of high paced life we live, anxiety, stress, and mood blues are inevitable. When hit by these symptoms of anxiety and stress, we often reach out for a big bucket of chicken wings or fries or even ice-cream to calm our nerves. But binging on these high-fat comfort foods will only cause you to feel guilty and get more anxious later. To avoid this situation, opt for these healthy comfort foods that will help overcome anxiety and its symptoms.
A big healthy glass of milk is loaded with calcium, proteins, antioxidant and vitamins B2 and B12. It is the most widely used remedy all around the world to help beat insomnia and fidgetiness. Apart from that the proteins, lactium in milk lowers blood pressure causing a calming effect and the potassium in milk helps relieve muscle tension caused by stress.
Nuts are more than just a healthy snack. Munching on them can help overcome anxiety and stress too. Nuts like almonds and walnuts in particular are rich in nutrients that can help boost your mood. Almonds help strengthen the immune system during anxiety attacks thus causing a calming effect and walnuts have proven useful to treat depression and influence happiness.
Bananas contain tryptophan which can help boost ones moods and confidence and also cause one to relax. Rich in magnesium, vitamin B6 and carbohydrate it helps stimulate the production of serotonin that causes you to feel happy.
Eating oatmeal also stimulates the production of serotonin which calms you down. Oats are also a good weight loss food and can keep you energetic and satiated throughout the day.
Yogurt is rich in essential amino acid tryptophan which boosts serotonin. Apart from that research also claims that some yogurts also contain the probiotic bacteria Lactobacillus casei that can help reduce anxiety.
It's not just the delightful flavour of chocolate that can uplift your mood but chocolate actually contains several mood-boosting nutrients that can help treat anxiety, stress and depression too.
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