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Best Foods for Anxiety and Depression

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Let’s dive into the best foods for anxiety and the best foods for depression – plus which foods to limit or reduce so you can optimize your mental health.

Depression and anxiety are actually very closely linked in terms of their causes and how they manifest. And this is why there are many similar foods that reduce anxiety AND depression by helping to bring our bodies and brains into balance.

First, we’ll run through which foods to avoid with anxiety and depression because they may contribute to or worsen symptoms. Then, I’ll share some of the foods that help anxiety and foods that help depression based on the existing scientific research.

Whether you’re looking specifically for anxiety relief or anti depression foods, or you’re focused on taking care of your overall mental health, I hope these foods for anxiety and depression can be helpful for you!

Keep in mind, no specific food is a treatment for anxiety or depression, and these recommendations are NOT a substitute for medical or psychiatric advice. Please consult with your physician or mental health professional before making lifestyle changes, especially any changes that involve medications.

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Relevant Resources:
★ Facing Fear Foods: https://youtu.be/VRkb3Lf77t8
★ Surprisingly Healthy Processed Snacks https://youtu.be/8-VbH5qn35Q
★ My Favorite Healthy Food Haul https://youtu.be/n9DwiDX64Lo
★ Breathing Exercises for Anxiety https://youtu.be/xQq7kqlhiLQ
★ Mindfulness Meditation 101 https://youtu.be/85ZM6XPYQpA
★ How to Change Eating Habits with Mindful Eating https://youtu.be/n3SN_LIlJtY

STUDIES referenced in this video:
► Nutrition, depression & mental illness https://dx.doi.org/10.4103%2F0019-5545.42391
► Dietary & botanical anxiety treatments https://dx.doi.org/10.12659%2FMSM.882608
► Impact of dietary changes on major depression https://doi.org/10.1186/s12916-017-0791-y
► Role of neuroinflammation in depression https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapsychiatry/fullarticle/2091919
► Inflammation in anxiety https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22814704/
► Lifestyle approaches & therapies to promote healthy moods https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2329575/
► Oxidative stress, antioxidants and depression/anxiety https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3964743/
► Fermented foods, microbiota, & mental health https://doi.org/10.1186/1880-6805-33-2
► Beneficial properties of probiotics https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5031164/
► Sugar intake & depression https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-05649-7
► Fast food & depression https://doi.org/10.1017/S1368980011001856
► Unhealthy dietary patterns related to depression https://doi.org/10.4306/pi.2015.12.4.434
► Essential fatty acids and mental health https://doi.org/10.1192/bjp.186.4.275
► Fish consumption and depression risk https://jech.bmj.com/content/70/3/299
► Omega-3s and treatment of depression https://doi.org/10.1016/j.imr.2015.07.003
► Anxiety and salmon consumption https://doi.org/10.3390/nu6125405
► Omega-3 supplementation and anxiety https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21784145/
► Tryptophan, depression & anxiety https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4393508/
► Walnuts & depression https://doi.org/10.3390/nu11020275

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The information provided on this channel is for informational and educational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional. You should not use the information on this channel for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem or for prescription of any medication or other treatment. Consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program, before taking any medication, or if you suspect you might have a health problem.

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