This Is What You Should Eat When You're Stressed

Anxiety is an epidemic that is overpowering our nation, especially in young adults and teenagers. The National Institute of Mental Health reported that 40-million adult Americans are struggling with anxiety, making it the most common mental illness in the United States. Managing your diet is one way to get a jumpstart on helping your anxiety. 

So what to eat? Try these foods to help ease your anxieties: 

Leafy greens - Studies have shown that not eating enough magnesium can lead to more anxiety, so foods with a lot of it - like spinach and Swiss chard - may help you feel calmer.

Chamomile tea - According to a study from the University of Pennsylvania, this tea can “significantly decrease” anxiety symptoms.

Wild Alaskan salmon - Lots of studies have shown a link between a diet high in omega-3s - found in wild Alaskan salmon - and lower rates of depression and anxiety.

Oysters - It’s the zinc in oysters, cashews, beef liver, and egg yolks that’s associated with lowered anxiety in studies on both rats and humans.

Pickles - You’ve probably heard that there’s a link between the bacteria in your gut and your general health, well there’s also a link between a diet rich in probiotic foods, like pickles, sauerkraut, kefir, and lowered anxiety.

Check out this yummy salmon recipe if you need inspiration!

 

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