Nutritionist advices foods to help manage anxiety

There are some foods you can eat that may help your anxiety and support brain system and lower the severity of your symptoms, mostly due to their brain-boosting properties.

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Living with anxiety can be mentally and physically exhausted. The feeling of fear, dread and uneasiness can result in excessive sweat and restlessness. Sometimes it can happen frequently as a reaction to stress or continuous tiredness. You may need to consider some changes in your daily lifestyle.

“Anxiety is a mental illness that is spread widely; it affects millions of people all over the world. Symptoms are usually panicking too often or feeling weak and restless. Some people only experience them now and then. In many cases, people take medication for treatment. There are some foods you can eat that may help your anxiety and support brain system and lower the severity of your symptoms, mostly due to their brain-boosting properties,” said nutritionist Lovneet Batra in her instagram post.

Here are some foods that may provide anxiety relief, according to her instagram post:

— Food rich in omega-3: Omega-3s can reduce inflammation and anxiety. Foods such as ghee, is a rich source of omega-3. It is suggested to at-least have 1 teaspoon of ghee every day in the diet.

— Food rich in Tryptophan: Yogurt (home-made curd) contain probiotics the friendly bacteria that live in your GI tract and help defend against harmful pathogens. Including yogurt in the diet can benefit the natural gut bacteria and may reduce anxiety and stress.

— Foods rich in Magnesium and Potassium: Bananas and pumpkin seeds are an excellent source of potassium and magnesium, which helps to regulate electrolyte balance and manage blood pressure Eating these foods may help reduce symptoms of stress and anxiety.

— Vitamin D (Sunshine vitamin): Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to mood disorders, such as depression and anxiety. The best source of Vitamin D is sunlight for 10-15mins in the morning hours.

— Soaked Raisins & Kesar: Soak raisins with 4-5 strands of kesar and eat these in the night before sleeping.

Eating a healthful diet should provide all the nutrients needed for healthy brain function. A healthful diet that contains antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds, as well as vitamins and minerals might help reduce inflammation and oxidative stress.

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