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Eat These Common Foods To Treat Anxiety Naturally!

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If you are someone who is prone to panic attacks and chronic anxiety on a regular basis, then, there are certain foods that can help treat the condition.

A certain level of anxiety is common in every human being, caused by stressful situations.

However, when your anxiety levels tend to be more than the normal one and the symptoms of anxiety come in the way of your daily activities, then there is definitely a cause for concern!

Anxiety is a strong feeling of worry, nervousness or extreme fear that can cloud a person's behaviour and cognitive impulse in a negative way.

Anxiety is considered as a serious mental ailment and some of its main symptoms are constant fear or worry, profuse sweating, palpitations, general uneasiness, restlessness, mood swings, appetite fluctuations, etc.

Usually when the symptoms of anxiety worsen and the person is unable to control themselves, they go to the doctors.

Doctors usually prescribe strong medications, which can have adverse side-effects.

So, along with low doses of the medications, you can consume these foods to treat anxiety naturally.


1. Flaxseeds

Flaxseeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids that increase the serotonin levels in the brain to reduce anxiety symptoms.


2. Yoghurt

Yoghurt is a rich source of protein and probiotics, both of which aid your brain to produce certain hormones that treat anxiety.


3. Salmon

Salmon is also rich in omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E. These nutrients can nourish your brain cells and help reduce severe anxiety and depression symptoms.


4. Strawberry

Along with being a tasty fruit, strawberry is rich in antioxidants which can stimulate your brain to produce more dopamine to treat anxiety.


5. Sweet Potato

Sweet potato is rich in protein and antioxidant content, both of which calm your nerves and nourish your brain cells to reduce anxiety.


6. Spinach

Spinach is rich in iron and magnesium. Both these minerals reduce the stress hormones in your brain to reduce anxiety.


7. Eggs

Along with protein, eggs contain a compound known as tryptophan which is known to reduce anxiety to a great extent.

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Story first published: Thursday, April 20, 2017, 13:30 [IST]
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