Healthy Drinks that Combat Depression and Anxiety (Slideshow)
June 9, 2014
Studies show the chemical apignenin in chamomile has anxiety-reducing properties. Steep some tea in hot water, or drink it cool over ice. This drink has a mild and naturally sweet flavor that is easy to enjoy.
Drinks and foods rich in folates can stave off the blues: think dark, leafy greens packed with Vitamin B-12.
Brazil Nut Smoothies
Because brazil nuts are so dense in cell-protecting selenium, you don't need many to get what you need! Add one or two brazil nuts to a smoothie in order to increase its richness, flavor, and healthfulness.
Yogurt or Tofu Smoothies
It's not hard to love bananas in your smoothie: there's a reason this fruit is a classic for the blender. It's even easier to love them when they are one of the best whole sources of B6, a vitamin linked to alleviating depression.
It seems obvious, right? Drink water, aid digestion, facilitate circulationm and your body's own restorative capacities? Yes. Get creative and add flair to your hydrating life-source: freeze fresh herbs into ice cubes to add to your water. Mint, lemongrass, or even fresh citrus can liven up ordinary tap water.