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12 Foods That Help Relieve Anxiety

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Serotonin has antioxidant properties and that helps overcome stress.

10) Chamomile and Green Tea

A University of Pennsylvania study tested chamomile supplements on 57 participants with generalized anxiety disorder for eight weeks. They saw a substantial decrease in anxiety symptoms.

Green tea is rich in L-theanine (an amino acid) which is believed to have overall calming effects.

11) Grass-fed Beef

A study found that volunteers who ate grass-fed meat increased their blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids and decreased their levels of pro-inflammatory omega-6 fatty acids. These changes have been linked with a lower risk of depression.

12) Bananas

Bananas contain vitamin B6, one of the B vitamins that helps the brain to produce serotonin.

Reviewed March 21, 2016
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith

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Zuckerbrot, Tanya. "Eat to Beat Stress: 10 Foods That Reduce Anxiety." Men's Fitness. Web. 12 Mar. 2016.

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