Stress Less with the Anti-Anxiety Diet

by Delilah Newton | Jun 08, 2021

The old saying "you are what you eat" might be truer than we ever realized. Food directly affects your brain — and your mood. Are you giving your mind that top-of-the-line premium fuel, or is it simply running on fumes? 

Food to Fight Anxiety
If you struggle with anxiety, a diet rich in the right foods can help. Some research shows that these ingredients may have a positive effect on reducing anxiety. 

Antioxidants:

  • Beans
  • Berries
  • Turmeric
  • Ginger

Magnesium:

  • Leafy dark greens
  • Whole grains
  • Nuts
  • Seeds

Omega-3 Fatty Acids:

  • Salmon
  • Walnuts
  • Chia seeds
  • Flaxseeds

Probiotics:

  • Yogurt
  • Pickles
  • Sauerkraut
  • Kefir

Best Practices for Beverages

  1. Stay hydrated with plenty of water.
  2. Reduce or eliminate your alcohol intake.
  3. Cut back on caffeine.
Stock Up at the Columbus Farmers Market
Head downtown for local fruits and veggies from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturdays through September 18 at the Columbus Farmers Market at 123 Washington Street, Columbus.

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