Anxiety and stress are quite common conditions that affect millions of people all over the world. Poor brain health is one of the main reasons why people experience constant worry and nervousness. Medication is often necessary in order to treat the condition of anxiety and stress. However, in addition to medication, there are several other ways to manage stress and anxiety such as deep breathing, exercising, and eating the right food items.
Stress-relieving foods and foods that reduce anxiety
There are many foods you can eat that may help support brain function and lower the severity of your symptoms, mostly due to their brain-boosting properties.
The first on our list is egg yolks, which are a rich source of Vitamin D. Eggs are also an excellent source of complete protein, which implies it contains all the essential amino acids that your body needs for growth and development. Eggs also contain tryptophan, an amino acid that helps in creating serotonin. The essential neurotransmitter regulates your mood, sleep, memory, and behavior. Serotonin also improves your brain function and relieves anxiety. You can include boiled eggs in your breakfast to relieve stress. With the help of the KENT Instant Egg Boiler, you can boil eggs in three different modes.
2. Dark Chocolate
Dark chocolates are excellent for reducing stress and anxiety. Approximately 40 grams of dark chocolate or cocoa a day will improve your mood, according to a study. Dark chocolate is a rich source of polyphenols and flavonoids that reduce neuroinflammation, and cell death in the brain and improve blood flow. Dark chocolate is also a good source of magnesium and helps in reducing signs of depression.
A spice commonly used in Indian cooking, turmeric also helps in relieving stress and anxiety. The active ingredient is rich in curcumin which lowers anxiety by reducing inflammation and oxidative stress. This kind of stress increases in people who often experience mood swings and depression. Turmeric also helps in reducing anxiety in obese adults.
Yogurt contains healthy bacteria such as Lactobacillus and Bifidobacteria, which have a positive effect on your brain, according to some studies. Yogurt and other dairy products also produce an anti-inflammatory effect on the body. Chronic inflammation may be partly responsible for anxiety, stress, and depression. Including yogurt and other fermented foods can benefit the natural gut bacteria, thereby reducing anxiety and stress.
5. Green Tea
Green tea not only helps in losing weight but also relieves stress and anxiety. Green tea has theanine, which increases helps in dealing with mood disorders. Theanine also has anti-anxiety and calming effects. The amino acid also increases the production of serotonin and dopamine. You can easily make green tea using KENT Electric Kettle.
Anxiety and stress, if untreated can have an adverse effect on your brain health. In addition to medicines, make sure you follow a proper diet and eat the foods mentioned in the blog to relieve stress and anxiety. Make sure you reduce foods high in sugar, salts, and fats to reduce anxiety.