5 Nutrition Relievers
Anxiety often comes when the situation is uncertain such as the Surabaya bombing terror attack that attacked Indonesia in the last few days.
However, excessive anxiety will only further muddy the atmosphere.
A calm mind is needed to be able to deal with these various situations. Various studies show that anxiety can actually be alleviated naturally through various methods, one of which is through nutrition consumed.
Through proper nutrition by paying attention to sugar balance, food can relieve anxiety in the body. Vice versa, food can trigger the brain to become stressed.
Here are five nutrients that can ease anxiety.
1. Omega 3
Research from Ohio State University shows that excellent nutrition for reducing anxiety is omega-3 fatty acids. Omega is commonly found in fish such as salmon and beans.
“If you don’t eat nutritious foods, your brain will have problems,” nutritionist Melissa Reagan Brunetti was quoted as saying from the Reader’s Digest.
Recent studies have found that probiotics can treat and prevent feelings of anxiety. Probiotics are good bacteria in the intestine that will produce antibiotics and help the metabolism process and increase endurance.
This probiotic can be found in supplements or fermented foods such as yogurt.
“Bacteria in the intestine are needed to produce neurotransmitters, including serotonin, dopamine, and GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid), all of which play a role in mood,” Brunetti said.
Research from the State University of New York found symptoms of anxiety are associated with a low antioxidant state. In addition, antioxidants are also said to help improve mood.
Antioxidants such as beta-carotene can be found in carrots, sweet potatoes, and spinach. While antioxidants from vitamin C can be obtained from oranges, broccoli and strawberries. Antioxidants from vitamin E are found in avocados and sunflower seeds.