“Take Care Of Your Body, It’s The Only Place You Have To Live In.”
Not many of us believe it, but it is a fact that anxiety levels can be affected by the diet that one consumes. Trans fat, oils, excess caffeine, and alcohol tend to worsen the symptoms of anxiety. Reducing these items will not only result in a healthier body, but also a healthier mind.
It is however important to remember that a bad diet does not cause anxiety all by itself, unless the person is low on certain vital minerals and vitamins. Dehydration is another trigger that can aggravate anxiety symptoms; hence it is important to drink adequate water.
The diet may not necessarily be the sole cause of anxiety, but it does contribute to it. It is important for you to ensure that the foods you eat are rich in minerals, vitamins, and other essential nutrients. This will help with better management of anxiety.
Below are the 3 most important vitamins you need to counter anxiety starting today:
1. Vitamin C
Vitamin C is a really good supplement for easing anxiety. It has an important role to play in proper function and balance of communications between the adrenal glands and the brain. Increased vitamin C intake tends to have a tranquilizing, calming effect which helps reduce anxiety.
2. Vitamin B
Vitamin B is known to be one of the best stress and anxiety busters. Different vitamin B types like B1/thiamine, B6/pyridoxine, and B3/niacinamide have a positive effect on the brain and nervous system and stabilize the lactate levels in the body, thus leading to the reduction in anxiety attacks. B vitamins convert food into glucose which is then used for producing energy.
Thus, lack of these vitamins will eventually result in reduced energy and bad moods. Vitamin B-complex contains all vital vitamins; you may take B-complex with at least 50 mg of b6 and 1mcg of B12 for energy boost and anxiety alleviation.
Vitamin B6: Vitamin B6 is especially good for anxiety, anemia, and sleeping problems. It is known that this vitamin is responsible for the creation of many neurotransmitter chemicals that transfer instructions from one nerve cell in the brain to another. Thus, it is needed for proper brain function and development.
The vitamin also plays a role in the production of norepinephrine and serotonin hormones (which regulate mood) and melatonin, which helps the body clock management.
B6, along with vitamins B9 and B12, help control homocysteine amino acid levels in the blood and thus help maintain a healthy heart, which in turn can be advantageous in the fight against anxiety. B6 is also needed for absorption of B12 for production of immune system cells and RBCs.
B6 is naturally available in foods like wild tuna, pistachios, sunflower seeds, and beef liver. If a diet does not include these foods, then B6 can be taken in the form of supplements.
3. Vitamin E
Vitamin E is also another important vitamin that helps counter anxiety. It facilitates the supply of oxygen to the brain and thus plays a role in mood, anxiety alleviation, and brain function.
Begin taking these essential vitamins for anxiety with a proven CBT based system, and you have a winning formula to overcome even the most severe levels of anxiety.
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