Eat These 5 Foods to Reduce Anxiety

Including fermented foods in your diet may lower your anxiety levels

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Eat These 5 Foods to Reduce Anxiety

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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

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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. 

Kombucha

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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. 

Miso

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

Sauerkraut

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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.

Yogurt

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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.