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Top 10 foods that helps you to overcome anxiety

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In such an advanced world it is common for people with diseases like anxiety, depression. These diseases are found common among most people these days. The only reason behind this is our lifestyle and eating habits which cause such diseases.

Despite nature has given us foods that are very great in nutrients and extremely beneficial for our mental health. Due to a lack of knowledge of such foods, people continue to eat junk food which makes their mental health worse.

Hence, in this topic, we will talk about some of the edible things which are extremely beneficial for our mental health.


The blueberries contain very high nutritional values which help to reduce anxiety in human beings. If you are suffering from anxiety then this is the best medicine for your problem. But many times people tend to eat food with extreme sugar, oil, and fats at times of anxiety due to extreme feelings of having one. But keep in mind that these things are worse for anxiety as the increased sugar levels in the body are responsible for the increase in anxiety.

     Brazil nuts

Brazil nuts contain an extreme amount of selenium. Selenium is very good to reduce inflammation in the body. It is also considered an antioxidant. The psychologist gold coast also claimed that Brazil nuts are rich in vitamin E which is very good to cure diseases like depression and anxiety.

The deficiency of vitamin E causes diseases like depression and anxiety. The Brazil nuts are good for mental health but only if taken in proper proportion. It may also cause side effects if overdosed. It is recommended that adults should eat four hundred micrograms of brazil nuts per day.

     Pumpkin seeds

Pumpkin seeds are responsible for affecting the mood. These seeds are rich in potassium. The potassium is responsible for managing the blood pressure and regulating the electrolyte balance. The deficiency of potassium in the body can also cause diseases like anxiety and depression.

Hence, the consumption of pumpkin seeds helps to cure diseases like anxiety and depression. In the human body, a large number of zinc deposits are found in the brain region involved with emotions. Hence the pumpkin seed improves the mood of a person and also helps him or her cure diseases like anxiety and depression.

     Salmon and Mackerel

Salmon and Mackerel are rich in omega-3 fatty acids which is extremely good for mental health. Studies have proved that if you consume omega-6, another fatty acid, and not much omega-3 there are chances that you may suffer from anxiety and depression.

The research was done on the people involved with the drug abuse, and it was found that people were cured of anxiety and depression from the omega-3 fatty acids. Salmon is also rich in vitamin D which helps to improve the disease like anxiety and depression.

     Dark chocolate

The experts suspect that dark chocolate helps to reduce anxiety in human beings. Many of the researchers also found out that dark chocolate and cocoa help in the betterment of the mood in humans. Dark chocolate contains polyphenols, especially flavonoids which help to reduce cell death and neuroinflammation in the brain.

It often improvises the flow of blood in the body. Dark chocolate also contains magnesium which is useful to reduce anxiety. The dark chocolate which contains milk does not help to reduce anxiety rather the fats in the milk increase anxiety. Hence, whenever you are buying dark chocolate, always buy with o% dairy product ingredients in it.

     Barley and Oats

Many of the researchers claimed that Barley and oats are the best supplementary foods to destroy the anxiety completely. This kind of food helps our brain to regulate the levels of serotonin, which is very important for the betterment of the mood of a person.

But these days many of the grains like oats and barley are manufactured by using business pesticides which may harm your body after consumption. So always try to buy the organic grains that will benefit your body after consumption.


The ingredient in turmeric which helps to reduce anxiety in humans is curcumin. It was found by the biologists that the consumption of curcumin in the body of human beings reduces their anxiety and also improves the mood of a person. It is very useful for adults. The consumption of turmeric also provides DHA to the body of humans which results in a reduction in anxiety. Turmeric is easily available in the markets. It is also very easy to eat as it has a very lite taste.

     Green Tea

Green Tea is rich in amino acid theanine, which is very useful to reduce anxiety in the body of humans and also improve mood disorder. Theanine acts as the anti-anxiety product for the brain and also increases the production of serotonin and dopamine in the brain.

Serotonin is a very useful supplement to improve the mood of human beings.  Green Tea is very easily available in the markets. You can easily add green tea as a habit to your daily routine diet. You can have green tea instead of normal tea or any other soft drinks.


Asparagus is a very beneficial edible product in terms of mental health concerns. It is said that a human being can suffer from anxiety when the amount of folic acid inside the body reduces. Asparagus is rich in vitamin B which by consuming our body converts it into folic acid. Hence, it is a solution to reduce anxiety. It is good in taste hence people can consume it very easily without any hesitation. It is said that only one serving of the asparagus provides only two-third of the folate value to an adult person which is very necessary for human beings.


The above-mentioned foods are very easily available in the markets. Hence, if you are suffering from diseases like anxiety, depression then it is very important for you to bring these foods into your daily routine diets.

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