5 Types Of Foods You Should Eat If You Suffer From Anxiety, And Many Others That You Should Avoid

She had arrived home earlier than usual, she was carrying a cardboard box where she kept all the belongings that she had at her workplace, u...

She had arrived home earlier than usual, she was carrying a cardboard box where she kept all the belongings that she had at her workplace, upon entering she sat on the sofa in her living room and began to cry, feeling palpitations in her faster and faster heart; she felt like she was short of air, so much so that she couldn't breathe, she even started sweating. In a few moments, a fear of the uncertain future embraced his entire being.

She was fired from her job, which was the entire source of income she had to support her children and help her husband. After a few months, he felt those same unusual palpitations and symptoms again every time he went to a job interview since it was his greatest wish to go back to work.

We have all experienced episodes of anxiety, it is something normal and common since the body acts as a defensive mechanism in situations considered threatening. It does this to anticipate a response, keep us alert, and intervene in the face of risks and threats.

We usually feel anxiety when we have doubts about the future, when we have not completed a project or goal, or because we do not know how to handle stress or lead a very hectic life; all for experiencing overwhelming situations.

When anxiety gets complicated

Well, now that we remember that suffering anxiety is something natural, there is nothing to be alarmed about. However, this feeling of anxiety can be compounded when symptoms are often experienced frequently, interfering with daily activities; Even when these real dangerous situations are disproportionate, panic is felt for no apparent reason.

Also, anxiety attacks can be detrimental to both the mind and our physical condition. For example, sometimes people who do not know how to control themselves tend to overeat, logically gain weight and eventually, it is possible to suffer from obesity.

Relieves anxiety naturally

Anxiety affects the mind and is often caused, among other factors, by a poor diet, since it consists of a lack of carbohydrates, vitamins, and mineral salts, which affect the proper functioning of the nervous system.

This is why Ali Miller, dietitian, and author of The Anti-Anxiety Diet, revealed that food helps people lower anxiety levels.

This condition causes an imbalance of neurotransmitters, which are the chemical messengers that regulate mood. Let's see some recommended foods:

1 Protein

Fish contains omega 3, lean meats, eggs, legumes, and nuts: all these foods are rich in tryptophan. By consuming them, you will help your body to increase the production of neurotransmitters, which are substances related to emotions, so they are excellent for controlling nerves and anxiety. Even omega 3 is recommended to improve concentration and raise the lower defenses of the body.

2 Apples

The apple contains fiber and vitamin B1, when consumed daily it will produce an improvement in your mood and reduce stress, it will even help you improve digestion since soluble fiber produces a fatty acid that reduces inflammation, eliminating toxins from the digestive process.

In addition, the sweetness of fructose can calm your sweet tooth without adding excess calories, since they only contain 50 calories per piece.

3 Avocados

Many people stop eating avocado, believing that this food is fattening and will be putting their health at risk by consuming it in times of anxiety. However, avocado contains B vitamins, eating it will help you feel better since it stimulates the release of neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine.

Remember that when we have an anxiety attack, insulin in the body (blood sugar level) is usually increased, which makes the body transform sugar into fat; That is why avocado will help you reduce symptoms and discomforts.

4 Spinach

Spinach contains magnesium, which helps control cortisol levels in the body (it is the main hormone that causes stress), just as it will regulate serotonin in the brain.

Consuming them causes a feeling of well-being and tranquility. You can eat them raw or cooked since their effect will be the same.

5 Walnuts

A study confirmed that consuming nine whole walnuts a day is sufficient to have a calming effect and reduce anxiety; even that is for heart-related problems. Due to its rich content in fatty acids (omega 3), magnesium, vitamins, fiber, antioxidants, they will immediately help you lower blood pressure, reduce cholesterol, and inflammation.

Eliminate some foods 

There are some foods that can increase your discomfort when you feel anxiety, such as caffeine, which when consumed will increase adrenaline levels and accelerate the heart rate, as well as sugar that will increase your blood pressure, and accelerate the production of cortisol in your body.

Of course, dairy products, salty foods, and alcohol are also not recommended.

Remember that anxiety can be complicated not only by what you eat but also by the way it is done; Therefore, it is important to take into account that when eating, do not do it too quickly, try to chew your food well, and avoid excesses. By doing it the right way, your body will have the ease of absorbing the nutrients and therefore, you can immediately feel the benefits to counteract anxiety.

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