Almonds can help reduce anxiety by increasing your levels of magnesium and Vitamin E. Magnesium helps you raise your serotonin levels, which helps regulate your mood and Vitamin E has been found to help prevent anxiety.
If you don’t like eating almonds, you can always drink a little almond milk or put some in your latte, but honestly, if you grind them up you can easily add some to cereal, yogurt, or you can get them in your…
Research indicates that the flavonols found in dark chocolate increase blood flow to the brain and enhance signaling pathways. A better-functioning brain means you are better able to cope with stress and anxiety. It also helps you learn and be more productive.
And if you are one of those people who reaches for food as a coping mechanism for anxiety and depression (a behavior I hope you will work on changing) then consider grabbing some dark chocolate. It is better for your body than milk chocolate, and unlike other with carbs, you are less likely to overindulge because of its slight bitterness.
Chamomile is an herb usually found in tea that helps reduce anxiety. It is believed to help regulate neurotransmitters related to mood, like serotonin and dopamine.
So, grab a nice hot beverage and let the chamomile sooth away the stress and anxiety. Oh, and chamomile tea doesn’t have caffeine, so you can enjoy it before bed and still be able to get to sleep. (Not the case with dark chocolate!!)