This might be a general assumption, but I think we've all had a taste of anxiety at some point in our lives. Whether it's social, performance, panic, separation, a specific phobia and/or generalized anxiety (where you worry unrealisitically) there is literally some form of anxiety for everyone.
Depending on your level, seeking professional help may be necessary for you. However, if you experience low grade anxiety and would rather go a natural route before starting with medication, you may find these nutrient dense foods help reduce your symptoms.
Important minerals that are known to alleviate anxiety are: magnesium, zinc, antioxidants and omega-3's. Next time you're at the grocery store, add these foods to your shopping cart:
Magnesium: Almonds, avocado, buckwheat and black beans
Zinc: Legumes, oysters, cashews and hemp seeds
Antioxidants: Berries, artichokes, green apples and tumeric
Omega-3's: Walnuts, sardines, cod liver oil and chia seeds
Of course there are many more foods that contain these incredible nutrients, but this gives you some foods to start with. Also, if you have a child suffering from anxiety, especially now that he/she is back in school, try switching up their diet (as much as you can get away with) to add in some of these sources and see if that helps. But, please reach out to a health care practitioner if extra support is needed for your child (or for yourself). Anxiety can be debilitating for some and it is not to be taken lightly. Get the help you need now before it becomes a bigger problem later.
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