How food affects the functioning of the organism, so it also affects the nervous system and the brain, which is why it is a valid aid against anxiety
Foods that are enemies of anxiety that bring back serenity
Have you experienced panic or anxiety attacks? Know that nutrition can help you find serenity by acting on brain activity and hormone release.
Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have conducted research on how food affects mood, focusing in particular on the impact of Omega 3 fatty acids that can act positively in cases of depression and anxiety, thanks to their anti-inflammatory action. By removing cellular inflammation, the neurotransmitters stimulate different brain responses and the release of good mood hormones and other precious micronutrients, including magnesium and mineral salts, also act positively on the nervous system.
Including the scientific reason for the correlation between food and anxiety, what to eat to find serenity again? Here are 5 good-humored foods defined as anti-anxiety foods to be immediately included in our diet:
For years it has been considered excessively caloric, today it is having a rediscovery due to its Omega 3 content, never let the lack of dried fruit in your diet. Plan to eat 3-4 walnuts, hazelnuts or almonds a day, for breakfast or as a mid-morning and mid-afternoon snack.
The fibers and vitamins contained in whole grains, prove to be invaluable for the proper functioning of the organism and to counteract the harmful cellular inflammation that prevents a correct neuronal response. In addition, refined foods (above all flour and sugars) can poison the body in the long run and make the immune system less efficient. Take the habit therefore of replacing refined foods (such as bread, pasta, rice) with whole foods.
Vitamins, mineral salts and fibers are mainly contained in vegetables, legumes and fruit, it is no coincidence that nutritionists recommend 4-5 servings of fruit and vegetables per day. Choose seasonal vegetables, preferably organic and little treated, without forgetting legumes, a precious source of proteins, which are also useful in restoring the correct functioning of cells and neurotransmitters.
Here we are with an extremely important food category. A poisoned body is more easily subjected to mood swings, energy dips, a feeling of exhaustion. The probiotics contained in fermented foods can help detoxify the body, so go ahead for kefir, yogurt, kimchi, miso, tempeh, kombucha, sauerkraut.
Among the main sources of Omega 3 are fish such as salmon, krill, cod, mackerel, anchovies, herring and blue fish in general. It goes without saying that even the oils obtained from these fish contain Omega 3. Thanks to the fact that fish is one of the main ingredients, the Mediterranean diet is considered one of the best from the point of view of the benefits on the cardiovascular system and on the nervous system.