5 Foods to Help Combat Stress & Anxiety

As the world begins to reopen and some semblance of normalcy begins to re-enter our lives, most, if not all people will be carrying to some extent, burdens of stress and anxiety in their lives. 2020 and the first half of 2021 have certainly been trying times for many and our mental health has been tested through and through. We decided it would be a good idea to celebrate the month of May and Mental Health Month by sharing a few tips and tricks to help combat stress and anxiety. You can take the first steps to combat stress and anxiety by putting the best foods you can into your body. Read on to learn more!

Stress and anxiety on occasion shouldn’t alarm you. For example, if you have a busy day or deadlines to hit at work, you may experience symptoms like fatigue, headaches, and more. However, if your stress and anxiety is more chronic, then considering lifestyle switches to keep you in a positive mindframe can do a world of good.

Fueling your body with healthy, nutritious foods is one way to combat the symptoms stress and anxiety can bring upon your physical and mental health!

Eggs

Eggs are one of the most popular breakfast foods in the U.S for good reason. Don’t solely reserve them for breakfast sandwiches or as the side for some bacon and homefries. The health benefits of eggs are plentiful! Packed with protein, vitamins, and antioxidants, eggs are an easy way to not only make sure you have your breakfast, but can also help you fight off stress.

Broccoli

Most people know that a diet high in colorful foods, especially vegetables, is good for them. Along with helping stave off stress and anxiety, broccoli can help fight off diseases such as cancer, heart disease and others. Broccoli belongs to a food group called cruciferous vegetables which help combat disease thanks to being packed with Vitamins C, E and K among others.

 

Matcha

Matcha tea can be enjoyed in the morning, evening, or even in your favorite café drink, making it a versatile option you can have all day long. Matcha powder is rich in L-theanine, a powerful stress-relieving non-protein amino acid.

Chamomile Tea

If matcha isn’t your favorite flavor but you like the idea of sipping on a stress-relieving tea, chamomile may be the pick for you. Chamomile has historically been used as a stress-relieving beverage and is an extremely popular pre-bedtime drink routine for many people to help promote a good night’s rest. With the positive link between good, consistent sleep and it’s benefit on lowering stress levels, this is something we highly recommend implementing into your nightly routine.

Blueberries

Not only are blueberries delicious and easy to snack on, but they’re also linked to helping improve your mood. Blueberries also have anti-inflammatory powers thanks to their high concentration of flavonoid antioxidants which also promote neuroprotective effects. These antioxidants are also natural mood-boosters and can help fight off depression as well.

Conclusion

A diet in nutrient-rich foods is a great place to begin your path to combating stress and anxiety. However, other lifestyle activities such as getting regular exercise go a long way as well. Keeping yourself in the company of people who support you can also take some weight off your shoulders when times get tough. If your stress continues and you feel you need to speak to a professional, explore the idea of talking with a psychiatrist online to help you with a personal treatment plan. High levels of stress could lead to other mental health issues such as anxiety or depression, if left untreated.

 

 

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