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Your Stress Levels May Be Affected by These Foods!!

Anxiety is often confused with stress, but it's important to know that stress comes from the outside, while anxiety comes from the inside and is a reaction to a situation.

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The World Health Organization says that anxiety is a mental health disorder that can cause “excessive fear and worry” and “behavioural disturbances.” It can “result in substantial distress or significant impairment of functioning” if not addressed promptly.

Because of this, it is very important to know the signs and see a doctor as soon as possible. Anxiety is often confused with stress, but it’s important to know that stress comes from the outside, while anxiety comes from the inside and is a response to a situation. Even though you can’t always avoid things that might make you stressed, there are things you can do to keep your mind calm.

An expert on integrative health named Dr. Tara Scott talked about these things and named five nutrients that can affect anxiety levels. “If you have anxiety, here are five nutrients you need to make sure you’re getting enough of,” she said in an Instagram video, going over each one.

Vitamins D and K: Make sure your body has enough of these vitamins, especially D3 and K2. This is more for people who don’t spend enough time in the sun because of how they live or where they live.

Zinc and Copper: Having too little zinc or too much copper in your body can make you anxious. Make sure the levels are in the normal ranges by getting a test.

Magnesium: Having too little magnesium has been linked to depression and anxiety. If you get tested and your magnesium levels aren’t high enough, make sure to take a supplement.

Omega-3 fatty acids: If you don’t eat a lot of fish, you should take this supplement. In fact, DHA is also given to young people who think about killing themselves.

B complex: To make serotonin, dopamine, and other neurotransmitters, you need a lot of different things. B complex is one of the most important ones.

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A mental health professional, Dr. Rachna Khanna Singh, agreed and also gave a list of foods that she finds very helpful when dealing with an anxious mind.

Turmeric: Turmeric is a spice that has a chemical called curcumin in it. Curcumin is thought to help keep the brain healthy and prevent anxiety disorders. Curcumin, which is known for having a lot of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, helps keep brain cells from getting hurt.

Dark chocolate: A study with 13,626 participants found that people who ate dark chocolate had much less anxiety than people who didn’t eat dark chocolate very often.

Green tea: Green tea has an amino acid called L-theanine in it, which is known to be good for brain health and mood.

Yogurt: Some kinds of yogurt have probiotics, which are healthy bacteria that are good for your health. This includes your mental health. “Probiotics help the gut-brain axis, which is a complicated system between the digestive system and the brain. This is still a new area of research.” In particular, research shows a link between healthy gut bacteria and a healthier brain,” she said.

So, if you’ve been struggling with anxiety, it’s time to see a therapist and restock your fridge with foods you know will take care of you from the inside. Taking one step at a time will make it easier to climb the mountain.

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