Dark Chocolate Curd: Foods That Can Help Relieve Anxiety

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  • In addition to medication and therapy, the foods you eat can help support your mental health, reduce symptoms of anxiety, and promote better brain health. Here are nutritionist Richa Doshi’s tips for supporting your brain health.

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Anxiety is a mental health problem that cannot affect your productivity, your thinking process, exhaust you, or even lead to panic attacks or extreme physical symptoms like chest pain. In addition to medication and therapy, the foods you eat can help support your mental health, reduce symptoms of anxiety, and promote better brain health. Nutritionist Richa Doshi suggests adding the following foods to your diet to support brain health and general well-being. (Pixabay)

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Curd: Our gut and mind share a connection, and certain foods can help regulate gut bacteria.  A new study finds that people with symptoms of anxiety may benefit from consuming probiotic and non-probiotic supplements.  Since the curd is a probiotic, it helps manage symptoms of anxiety.  (Pinterest)

Curd: Our gut and mind share a connection, and certain foods can help regulate gut bacteria. A new study finds that people with symptoms of anxiety may benefit from consuming probiotic and non-probiotic supplements. Since the curd is a probiotic, it helps manage symptoms of anxiety. (Pinterest)

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Spinach: Green leafy vegetables like spinach are high in magnesium, which studies show helps fight anxiety.  One cup of boiled spinach contains 157 mg of magnesium.  (Pixabay)

Spinach: Green leafy vegetables like spinach are high in magnesium, which studies show helps fight anxiety. One cup of boiled spinach contains 157 mg of magnesium. (Pixabay)

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Berries: Berries and other foods rich in antioxidants help relieve symptoms of anxiety, according to studies.  (Pixabay)

Berries: Berries and other foods rich in antioxidants help relieve symptoms of anxiety, according to studies. (Pixabay)

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Chamomile tea: According to some studies, chamomile tea has functions similar to benzodiazepines.  Benzodiazepines are prescription drugs that can reduce anxiety and induce sleep.  (Pixabay)

Chamomile tea: According to some studies, chamomile tea has functions similar to benzodiazepines. Benzodiazepines are prescription drugs that can reduce anxiety and induce sleep. (Pixabay)

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Dark chocolate: Dark chocolate or cocoa can have a positive impact on mood.  A 2014 study found that 40g of dark chocolate helped reduce perceived stress in female college students.  (Pixabay)

Dark chocolate: Dark chocolate or cocoa can have a positive impact on mood. A 2014 study found that 40g of dark chocolate helped reduce perceived stress in female college students. (Pixabay)

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Pumpkin seeds: Pumpkin seeds are high in potassium.  Eating foods high in potassium is known to reduce symptoms of stress and anxiety.  (Pixabay)

Pumpkin seeds: Pumpkin seeds are high in potassium. Eating foods high in potassium is known to reduce symptoms of stress and anxiety. (Pixabay)

Posted Oct 24, 2021 7:44 PM IST


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