5 Foods that Reduce Stress and Anxiety, According to Research


By Mike Bundrant of the iNLP Center.

With all the stress in life, wouldn’t it be nice to allow your body to de-stress on autopilot?

Whether mental or physical stress, your body needs vital nutrients that support your nervous system, especially when facing challenges. Research shows the following five foods to be a perfect fit!

1. Almonds

The University of Maryland Medical Center did a study that suggests eating foods rich in Vitamin B to reduce anxiety and stress. Almonds contain a full range of B complex vitamins!

Read  here: http://www.livestrong.com/article/127698-foods-reduce-anxiety/

2. Green Tea

Research shows that the L-theanine in green tea can help to squelch rising blood pressure and heart rate, and some studies have shown that it can help with anxiety.

One study found that subjects with anxiety were able to focus more on a test and were calmer when they took 200 mg of L-theanine beforehand.

Read more here: http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20669377_3,00.html

3. Maca Root

This powder is believed to have more polynutrients that any fruit or vegetable, with especially high levels of magnesium and iron. These two nutrients help with anxiety and stress.

Read more here: http://www.calmclinic.com/anxiety/treatment/7-foods-that-fight-anxiety

4. Salmon

Salmon contains omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) that can enhance and boost mood. Omega-3 can be found in other fish as well, such as: tuna, lake trout, herring, mackerel, anchovies, and sardines.

Research shows that when patients have eaten omega-3 fatty acids with anti-depressants,  they improved more than those who took their anti-depressants alone. They also reduce risk of heart disease.

Read more here: http://www.everydayhealth.com/anxiety-pictures/anxiety-foods-that-help-foods-that-hurt-0118.aspx#05

5. Oranges

Because oranges have so much Vitamin C, research shows that this fruit can lower stress levels and strengthen the immune system. People with higher blood pressure and elevated cortisol reported reduced levels quicker when taking Vitamin C before a stressful task.

Read more here: http://www.webmd.com/diet/ss/slideshow-diet-for-stress-management

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