Learning to calm anxiety requires following a series of techniques or good quality advice, as it is a psychological disorder that has consequences both mentally and physically.

One of the disorders on a psychological level that is expanding more and more is anxiety. In those countries that are developed or characterized by a faster and more demanding pace of life, it is very common for anxiety to be present among its inhabitants.

It is a more common situation in those countries that are in the midst of conditions in which life is more hectic, but also emotional circumstances and poor diet are the breeding ground for increasing anxiety levels. As a result of this situation, we suggest you try one of these remedies to calm anxiety .

What is anxiety

Anxiety is a state of nervousness that, if not controlled properly, ends up causing problems in the quality of life of the person who suffers it. Without a doubt, this disorder is one of the conditions with the greatest negative impact in terms of the mind and the body today.

What foods are useful to calm anxiety?

Food fulfills many functions for our body, they are not only useful to feed us, but they can also prevent or reverse many health conditions, but a misuse of them can trigger an outbreak of anxiety or nervousness, likewise, when they are properly employed and certain types of products avoided, we can reap benefits to control anxiety .

1. Oatmeal water

Oatmeal is a product for which you can find several types of uses, including being a support for a diet whose purpose is to lose weight or, in this case, to combat anxiety. This is due to its content in fiber, minerals and vitamins that will be useful to our nervous system.

For the preparation you will have to add five tablespoons of oatmeal in a liter of water and let it rest for thirty minutes. You can drink the oatmeal water during the day, in this way you can calm the sudden states of anxiety.

2. A natural juice to calm anxiety

Juice therapy has been called the preparation of juices for medicinal purposes, in this case to treat an emotional disorder, such as anxiety and stress.

The ingredients you need are the following:

  • A quarter cup of pureed pears.
  • Half cup water.
  • Half a cup of strawberries.
  • A small banana.
  • One teaspoon of brewer’s yeast.

Take all the ingredients to the blender and process. You are going to take once the preparation is homogeneous.

3. Chocolate against anxiety

It is clear that chocolate is a food that tends to be thought of as a sin to consume. Anyway we should not fail to mention that the black chocolate product with very good properties that benefit the body for its antioxidant compounds .

You will have to look for chocolate with a high concentration of cocoa for the results to be as expected. This is because it will stimulate the secretion of serotonin , a substance known as the hormone of happiness .
Look for dark chocolate with a concentration of 60% cocoa and eat about one to two ounces a day to calm your anxiety .

4. A hot shower

hot shower is one of the most popular natural anti-anxiety remedies as it helps the body relax quickly . We advise you to use hot water so that you relax your body to the maximum. Remember that it is advisable not to use hot water frequently as this affects the health of the skin as it can cause dryness .

To easily calm anxiety, just prepare a tub of hot water and then add a few drops of an essential oil to soak for about 20 minutes.

5. Lavender infusion to combat anxiety

Keep in mind that lavender is a plant with sedative properties that will act on the brain to control nerves and anxiety. For this preparation the necessary ingredients are:

  • A cup of hot water.
  • Four sprigs of fresh lavender.
  • The juice of half a lemon.
  • Two teaspoons of honey.

As for the preparation, start by boiling the cup of water and introduce the lavender branches. After about 15 minutes you must strain and add the honey and lemon juice.

It is advised that you drink it while it is warm and even better if it is before going to sleep in order to fall asleep easily.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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