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Food intake guideline for reducing anxiety

Magnesium is known for its calming effects. It is even recommended as an antidote to anxiety, insomnia and depression. Food sources of magnesium are the following: un-milled grains, figs, almonds, seafood, apricots, avocados, kelp, millet, tofu, sesame seeds, garlic, grapefruit, cantaloupe, watercress, brewer’s yeast, alfalfa, nuts, seeds, dark – green vegetables, bananas, soybeans, peas, green beans, brown rice, apples, cherries, raisins, prunes, lemons, celery, wheat germ, blackstrap molasses, oatmeal, cornmeal, wheat bran, clams, halibut, cashew, cereals, oatmeal (instant), potato (baked with skin), peanut butter, yogurt (plain), kidney beans, legumes, meat, milk, and milk chocolate.

Chromium deficiency can be manifested as an anxiety. Food sources of chromium are the following: wheat germ, wheat, brewer’s yeast, chicken, corn oil, clams, whole grains, shellfish, cheese, liver, peanuts, legumes, raw fruit and vegetables, black pepper, molasses, beer, brown rice, eggs, mushrooms, dulse, dried beans and potatoes.

Among the possible signs of phosphorus deficiency is an anxiety. Food sources of phosphorus are the following: asparagus, bran, brewer’s yeast, salmon, corn, dried fruits, garlic, sesame, sunflower and pumpkin seeds, fish, poultry, whole wheat grains, eggs, nuts, seeds, legumes, dairy products, meats, eggs and yellow cheese.

Tyrosine amino acids deficiency may result in anxiety, and depression. Food sources of Tyrosine amino acid are the following: cheese (especially cheddar), cottage cheese, eggs, fish, ice cream, lima bean, meat, miso, peanuts, pumpkin seeds, shellfish, and soybeans.

Tryptophan amino acid aids in reducing anxiety, depression, and tension. Food sources of this amino acid are the following: cottage cheese, barley, brown rice, milk, meat, fish (tuna, crab, and shellfish), soybean, turkey, bananas, dried dates, peanuts, and all protein-rich foods.

Glycine amino acid is useful in dealing with anxiety. Food sources of this amino acid are the following: beans, fish, spinach, dairy products, pumpkin, kale, cheese, cucumber, kiwi, cauliflower, soybeans, and banana.

Vitamin B-5 (pantothenic acid) is helpful against anxiety and depression. Food sources of vitamin B-5 are the following: beef, Brewer’s yeast, eggs, fresh vegetables, kidney, legumes, liver, mushrooms, nuts, pork, royal jelly, saltwater fish, avocado, banana, chicken, lentils, broccoli, lobsters, milk, milk, oranges, peanut butter, peanut, peas, soybeans, sunflower seeds, wheat germ, whole rye flower, and whole wheat.

Vitamin B-9 (folic acid or folate) is also helpful against anxiety and depression. Food sources of vitamin B-9 are the following: asparagus, carrots, egg yolk, apricots, pumpkins, avocados, bananas, beans, beets, Brewer’s yeast, beef, bran, barley, brown rice, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cheese, chicken, legumes, split peas, pork, root vegetables, salmon, tuna, milk, mushrooms, calf liver, cantaloupe, citrus fruits/juices, endive, dark rye flour, garbanzo beans (chickpeas), green leafy vegetables, lentils, sprouts, and wheat germ.

Chamomile and St John’s Wort single herb teas are useful in reducing anxiety.
Fennel juice is helpful for relaxing and calming the nerves. It is useful for anxiety attacks, hysteria, and psychosis. Fennel juice adds a pleasant aroma and flavor to ordinary juice combinations. Also, it has been used successfully alone or in combination with carrot juice.

Mangosteen, and Goji Himalayan juices are beneficial in combating anxiety. Also Himalayan Goji berries are good when you are dealing with anxiety.

It is important to correct acid/alkaline balance since this is one of the main causes of the panic attacks and anxiety. So, alkalize your body because with acid overload it is impossible overcome anxiety. Consume on daily basis 80% alkaline-forming foods, and 20% acid-forming foods.

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