Create Your Own Anti-Anxiety Diet With These Calming Foods
Anxiety sucks — we know that. No matter how it manifests in your life, it's troublesome, to say the least — but there are so many ways to manage it. Of course, your first line of defense is to consult with your therapist and/or doctor, but there are many natural treatments and resources available to help mitigate the often frustrating effects of this very prevalent disorder (read: you're absolutely not alone!).
One of those natural treatments? Your diet. While it's not a cure-all, optimizing your diet for your mental health is always a good idea. Does this mean eliminating your favorite foods? Heck no! It means adding in new ones. Certain foods contain nutrients that are helpful in fighting off anxiety, stress, and even panic attacks (chiefly, serotonin-releasing magnesium and tryptophan, B vitamins and iron, and mood-boosting omega-3s). Finding foods with these qualities can be a little daunting, so we did the legwork for you.
Add delicious foods like salmon, asparagus, and even chocolate into your everyday to start feeling the healing effects of your anti-anxiety diet.