Best Foods to Reduce Anxiety and Stress

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Staying isolated can increase the risks of developing mental health, discomfort, or worsening the already existing one, such as depression, stress, and anxiety. Specialists encourage us to try and maintain a healthy diet at all times, but in particular, now, when our safety depends on staying away from human contact and outdoor activity. Let’s talk about the best foods to reduce anxiety and stress.

Stress and Anxiety are Prevalent

People struggling with stress, anxiety, and depression are familiar with the importance of those two now restrained aspects of life. There is an appendix of the Magical three that our life depends on. Three minutes without air, three days without water, and three weeks without food.

This is how much we would resist without those three life-supporting things. The appendix would be three months without human touch that could lead to significant emotional changes. And emotional imbalance begins with stress.

To stay away from mental stress and oxidative stress and to improve our feelings of anxiety and depression know that yogurt, almonds, berries, apples, and L-theanine can be of significant help. Even the choice of hopping in the medication wagon and picking up the first strong drug that “people use” is an issue itself; that’s why you’re better off talking to a specialist. You will find all the help you need regarding modern treatments and more on BetterHelp.

Best Foods to Reduce Anxiety and Stress


Yogurt is rich in probiotic cultures that were proven to help with the decrease in social anxiety. The best option there is, it’s Greek yogurt with up to 100 million probiotic cultures every gram.


Almonds are a rich source of magnesium and niacin (vitamin B3), both vital in the brain’s process of secreting and handling serotonin. Twelve nuts contain up to 75 mg of magnesium.


Berries are one of the highest providers of antioxidants. Any of them, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries were tested on people and proved to lower the depression symptoms.


Apples are another great source of antioxidants. Just like berries, apples prevent and repair oxidation and inflammation on the cells.

Green tea

L-theanine decreases physiological responses to stress and relieves anxiety. Green tea and black tea provide L-theanine.

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