Hi there, a lot can be said for food and how it can be used as medicine for our bodies, to help it function in a better way.
Lately I have found my anxiety/depression to be less bothersome, and I can relate it to my increase in eating foods rich in the nutrients that help reduce the amount of stress in my body.
I've been starting my day with a bowl of oatmeal sprinkled with raisons and walnuts. Have been eating more oranges. At lunch, I cut 1/4 of an avocado up to add to my salad which is made with spinach and other greens, with olive oil dressing. I snack on almonds. Broccoli is often incorporated in my meals. These foods along with many others have been a part of my diet for years. I feel centered, calm, happy, positive when I eat this way.
Walnuts--contain omega 3 fatty acids, known to have positive effects on mood disorders
Oranges--have vitamin C, which can curb levels of the stress hormone cortisol
Avocados--good source of tryptophan, a compound that becomes serotonin, the brain chemical that promotes relaxation
Spinach--rich in magnesium
Almonds--have selenium; fights depression, fatigue and anxiety
Broccoli--stress fighting B vitamins and folic acid
I drink 1-2 cups of green tea a day (l-theanine)
My evening treat is dark chocolate
I really think eating this way has been very helpful in the management of my anxiety/depression, I would recommend it to anyone else looking for relief!