The Link between Your Diet and Anxiety.

By First Posted: Feb 1, 2018 Thu 12:14 AM
The Link between Your Diet and Anxiety.
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Eating healthy food is always the key to depression free survival. It is considered that what we eat has a direct impact on our anxiety level in our body. The relationship between mental health and nourishment is very clear. There are no direct links between diet and anxiety, but diet may contribute to the occurrence of anxiety as well its severity levels.

It has been assumed that diet has unswerving effects on several ways associated with mental health conditions. Nutrients in veggies, fruits, nuts, whole grains, and oily fish have anti-inflammatory properties which may affect sections of brain chemicals which are responsible for management of cognition and emotions.

>Diverse combinations of natural plants, vitamins E and C, antioxidants, and beta-carotene adds towards a decrease in oxidative stress or damage by free radicals to brain cells, thereby affecting mental health.

>Serotonin helps regulate moods. B6, B12 vitamins and folate help the process of serotonin production and may guard brain function via the reduction in homocysteine amino acid levels.

>Prebiotic foods such as artichokes, whole grains, bananas, asparagus, garlic, chicory root, onions, and yogurt may be associated with good mental health as serotonin gets synthesized by good bacteria in the gut.

>Nutrient rich whole foods increase a protein called BDNF (brain-derived neurotrophic factor) which enhances attention, mood, and growth of brain cells and decrease irritation of the brain. 

So the link between your diet and anxiety is very clear and needs attention. Are you aware of it?

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