If you suffer from anxiety, there may be some foods you can eat to help you overcome it.
Anxiety can be triggered by many internal and external factors, but there may be a natural way you can manage it that you haven’t yet heard about. It’s a nutritional strategy called “blood sugar balance” and it’s a pretty straightforward technique that involves eating fatty foods and protein-rich foods at every meal and avoiding sugar and stimulants as often as possible. And that’s about it; it’s truly that simple. Of course, it’s a lot easier said than done. It’s also the only effective way to sustainably lose weight without making yourself go crazy with unnecessary and dangerous “diets.”
Sugar affects your mood because having too much or too little in your blood can be stressful for your brain. Evolutionarily, it makes sense because both are perceived by your brain as a threat to your survival.
Foods That Help Fight Anxiety
- Complex carbohydrates – Sweet potatoes, yams, plantains, brown rice, quinoa, beans, lentils, etc., are high in fiber and are carbs that your body metabolizes slowly.
- Eggs – A complete source of protein, they also contain choline and lecithin needed so that your nervous system works properly.
- Walnuts and flaxseeds – Nuts are rich in omega-3, a lipid (fat) that your brain loves to use for energy. It also lowers inflammation.
- Oysters – They are high in zinc which plays an important role in your body. It allows for the communication of neurons. It has been shown that people with anxiety have significantly lower plasma levels of zinc and higher levels of copper.
Eating right and exercise are good ways in which you can help combat your anxiety. Try a dance, yoga, or Pilates class to kick start your body’s purification process. Contact One Body Studios in La Habra, California to learn more about the cleansing power of getting moving!