Why certain foods are mood-boosting
Sugar is associated with depression and anxiety.
Emerging science shows gut health plays a role in anxiety.
Eating healthy foods is a great way to practice self-care, important in CBT.
Taking active steps to eat a nutritious diet can increase motivation.
What foods trigger anxiety?
If you eat lots of processed meat, fried food, refined cereals, candy, pastries, and high-fat dairy products, you’re more likely to be anxious and depressed. A diet full of whole fiber-rich grains, fruits, vegetables, and fish can help keep you on a more even keel.
What foods to avoid if you have anxiety?
10 foods to avoid if you have anxiety
- Caffeine. A known stimulant and psychoactive drug, caffeine has long had a reputation for triggering the body’s fight-or-flight response.
- Artificial and refined sugars. This is one that seems hard to ignore simply due to the fact that sugar hides in everything!
- Processed foods.
- Fried foods.
Does Exercise Help Anxiety?
According to some studies, regular exercise works as well as medication for some people to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, and the effects can be long lasting. One vigorous exercise session can help alleviate symptoms for hours, and a regular schedule may significantly reduce them over time.
What can I drink for anxiety?
The 7 Best Drinks to Reduce Your Anxiety
- Valerian Root Tea. This drink is a favorite due to its soothing effects which improve the quality of nighttime sleep.
- Anti-Anxiety Smoothie.
- Oat Straw Drink.
- Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Juice.
- Tart Cherry Juice.
- Green Tea.