Eat These 5 Foods to Reduce Anxiety

Including fermented foods in your diet may lower your anxiety levels


Eat These 5 Foods to Reduce Anxiety


According to a recent study in the journal Psychiatry Researchfermented foods have a strong link to social anxiety reduction. The explanation? Fermented foods contain probiotics: live bacteria that aid in digestion and ease stomach problems. 

Dark Chocolate


Believe it or not, your sweet tooth can help you. Aim for at least 70 percent cocoa when choosing your treat to enjoy a sweet dessert without feeling any guilt. 


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This fermented tea drink has been shown to increase energy and encourage a healthy weight. It comes in a variety of flavors and is a great alternative to soda or other sugary drinks. 


Next time you’re out for sushi, start with Miso Soup. Miso returns probiotics to the digestive system and is stomach-soothing


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Eating this array of fermented cabbage and vegetables, or simply adding it to your sandwich, will help your gut and reduce your allergies. Win-win.



Whether it’s Greek, European-style, soy, almond, or drinkable yogurt, you will consume good bacteria that helps keep your gut healthy. Be sure to stick to plain yogurt to avoid added sugars.