Best things to eat when you are feeling anxious

Many people suffer from anxiety and many people reach for the wrong type of food to help them through the difficult times. Who hasn’t reached for the cookie jar or the wine bottle when feeling a little low! 

However, science tells us that we should reach for foods that elevate our mood, foods like:

Salmon:

Full of Omega 3 fatty acids and vitamin D, these nutrients help neuro transmitters carry serotonin and dopamine. Commonly known as the feel good hormones they have a relaxing and mood enhancing affect. Research has shown that the anti inflammatory properties of Omega 3 has helped to reduce anxiety, 

Dark chocolate:

We all know that eating chocolate makes us happy, but the good news is that science is beginning to back this up. Dark chocolate is rich in polyphenols especially flavonoids, which may help to reduce brain inflammation and reduce blood flow. It also helps to produce serotonin which is a mood-enhancing hormone. A recent study reported that people who ate dark chocolate in the past 24 hours were 70% less likely to report depression. Be careful though only dark chocolate is suitable! 

Wheatgrass juice:

Packed full of nutrients and vitamins wheatgrass juice provides your body with all the nourishment it needs, it's simple if your body is nourished it will flourish! Rich in vitamins and nutrients wheatgrass juice can relieve fatigue that can be a stress and anxiety inducer.

Leafy greens:

Nutrient-dense and anti-inflammatory, leafy greens are a great addition to any diet. Spinach, kale, chard, and wheatgrass all have powerful immune-boosting and anti-inflammatory properties. Recent research has indicated a correlation between brain inflammation and depression and fatigue , so adding these to your diet could be beneficial. 

Berries:

Dark berries have a high vitamin C content which can help cells damaged by the stress hormone.

They also combat stress even further, by boosting serotonin levels, which can help counteract depression and anxiety.

Feeling healthy can make you feel great and to feel healthy you need to get enough nutrients. An easy way to increase your nutrient intake is to add one of our superfood juices to your diet. To order yours visit our shop today.