Food for Anxiety
Are you wondering how to improve your mood through natural approaches?
Maybe you are curious if your diet plays a role in mood.
Perhaps, you feel better after eating certain foods but not so great with eating others.
I have heard that people can have a direct, emotional response after eating a certain foods.
Perhaps better brain clarity with healthy fats or feeling lethargic, lazy or sad after a meal with fast food.
Everyone is different and today we will take a broad view on food and mood.
Food and Emotions
For starters, food is meant to be enjoyable! We can cultivate a healthy relationship with food. For some, this can seem almost impossible. Especially if you tend to lean on food during times of distress or sadness.
There are components of emotional eating and cravings that do take work. You are not alone in this and I help clients overcome cravings all the time.
Cravings can be complex, so if you suspect you need to work on cravings- I highly suggest booking a complimentary call with me to see how we can work on this.
Today, we are specifically discussing how components in foods can support general mood. Pretty cool, right?
Flavonoids are a group of phytonutrients found in food. They tend to give different fruits and vegetables their rich, beautiful color! Flavonoids are antioxidants that not only help to improve mood disorder, but also provide anti-inflammatory and immune boosting benefits.
Flavonoids can help to reduce feelings of anxiety and depression.
-Dark chocolate or cacao (aim for 70% or higher)
-Tea (chamomile tea is my favorite)
-Fresh herbs (parsley, basil, rosemary, dill)
-Berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries)
-Citrus fruits (lemons, limes, oranges, grapefruit)
-Apples (all varieties!)
Wondering what other foods might be supportive? We go in detail with this blog post!
Check out the full video below and visit the youtube channel for more information!