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FOODS THAT MAY HELP AND CALM ANXIETY

thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
Hello every body I would like to share my insights on foods that may help and calm anxiety.

I have these at all times and I believe they do me good in moments of anxiety.

Every one who has anxiety know that the reactions to every day situations. Certain triggers and memories can result in the bodies reactions first to fear and flight. The palpitations , the dry mouth, the sudden panics, heart thumping.

Stomach pains the sudden need to go the toilet, the anxiety sweats

There are foods to avoid these are Alcohol, caffeine found in Tea, Coffee, Cola. Chocolate.

I have done some research and found in the main, if you have some of these foods. In your fridge or stores or cupboard can help and ease the symptoms.  I have listed below.

Lean meat like Chicken, Turkey, Pork.  For the B vitamins.  Eggs. Nuts I buy Walnuts, Almonds.  Especially Peanut Butter sandwich after an anxiety related day.
Leafy greens I buy Spinach, Kale frozen.  

If really anxious can not sleep then a milky drink laced with honey before bed.  Warm the milk in the microwave.  Works every time or Honey spread on wholemeal toast before bedtime.

Have Fruit not hungry because there are some days low energy and anxious to  boost energy. Have easy peelers, Clementine's, Satsumas in the fruit bowl along with Apples and Pears.

Dried Fruit Prunes with Oats, Milk as Porridge another one to help the mornings.  Where the start of the day needs a slow release of energy to cope with anxiety . I know with me in the cold Winter days.  Depression sets in useful standby.

Same with Cornflakes a bowl of them and some milk all helps boots energy from the sapping of anxiety. Use this another standby for those not hungry days.  

Will have Breakfast but as rest of the day need a snack to stop me flagging have Cereal.

I also buy Yoghurt because anxiety is effected the stomach and it a calming way to soothe the problems. Also helps the digestion and the antibacterial properties .  Buy Greek and Natural all pure not additive .

Also do have Spices as you expect my username. Mainly Fennel Seeds and Cinnamon sprinkled on fruit and Yoghurt.

Hope this helps any one Just a guide.

Any one got anything they use food wise to help them with anxiety ?

Take care every body

@thespiceman




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  • Richard_ScopeRichard_Scope Posts: 2,725

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    Totally agree about the caffeine. I have cut right back on tea and coffee.
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  • GeraldGerald Member Posts: 214 Pioneering
    Hi thespiceman  good one will have a look at that .
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    edited March 2019
    Hello @Richard_Scope Thank you for sharing.  Much appreciated.

    When I was identifying certain aspects of my lifestyle found my anxiety increased much when taking tea or coffee.

    All of find comfort when having problems with mental health to increase the sweet stuff. Much of it manufactured with additives and trans fats plus ingredients where we know nothing about.

    One is sorbitol a sugar alternative.  This can have drastic effects on those with anxiety because it can in large doses.  Cause stomach pain or a build up of gas and flatulence in the stomach. A direct cause of many anxiety sufferers.

    Knowing this then you need to avoid.

    I eat  yoghurt very good for helping and calming any bacteria in the gut and stomach.  A problem for many anxiety sufferers is the bowel and stomach issues.

    I take natural or Greek yoghurt and add in Cinnamon, Fennel Seeds.  Add Honey to any fruit when making a breakfast .  All helps.

    One other thing I do also for breakfast is a fruit smoothie. Good start to the morning. In a blender portion of frozen berries defrosted over night add yoghurt squirt of lime juice or lemon juice , Honey and Cinnamon.

    Calms the stomach down and helps digestion.

    Great to speak to you.

    Take care.

    @thespiceman


    Community Champion
    SCOPE Volunteer Award Engaging Communities 2019
    Mental Health advice, guidance and information to all members
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