#nopants ~ Day 35 of Lent~ Eat To Ease Anxiety!

#nopants ~ Day 35 of Lent! I gave up pants for Lent! I stopped by New Leaf Wellness and I can hear my mom's voice, "if you don't have your health, you don't have anything." It's so important to take care of yourself. 

I went to New Leaf Wellness to get help with losing weight and I did and I've kept it off. I learned how to eat healthier. I had problems with fatigue and tiredness and found out that getting my hormones balanced was the key to feeling better! When you are tired all of the time, it's hard to be happy and function. Check out New Leaf Wellness and take the on-line test to see what they can do for you! Feel Younger! http://www.newleafcenters.com/women/take-our-tests/

         

If it seems like everyone’s feeling anxious these days, you’re right. The National Institute of Mental Health reports 40-million adult Americans are struggling with anxiety, making it the most common mental illness in the U.S. And according to some experts, managing your diet could help manage your anxiety, too.

"In addition to healthy guidelines such as eating a balanced diet, drinking enough water to stay hydrated, and limiting or avoiding alcohol and caffeine,” writes Dr. Uma Naidoo, psychiatry instructor at Harvard Medical School. “There are many other dietary considerations that can help relieve anxiety.”

So what to eat? Try these foods to help ease your anxious:

Leafy greens - Studies have shown that not eating enough magnesium can lead to more anxiety, so foods with a lot of it - like spinach and Swiss chard - may help you feel calmer.

Chamomile tea - According to a study from the University of Pennsylvania, this tea can “significantly decrease” anxiety symptoms.

Wild Alaskan salmon - Lots of studies have shown a link between a diet high in omega-3s - found in wild Alaskan salmon - and lower rates of depression and anxiety.

Oysters - It’s the zinc in oysters, cashews, beef liver, and egg yolks that’s associated with lowered anxiety in studies on both rats and humans.

Pickles - You’ve probably heard that there’s a link between the bacteria in your gut and your general health, well there’s also a link between a diet rich in probiotic foods, like pickles, sauerkraut, kefir, and lowered anxiety.

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