How foods we eat affects anxiety

Anxiety is not all about what goes on with our thought processes. Our diet can play a big role in how we feel mentally, physically and in our mood.

I’m going to take you through what foods are helpful in keeping your anxiety at bay or under control, along with food and drinks that we should look at limiting or avoiding when suffering with anxiety. We will also look at how Vitamins help keep us healthy.


Foods containing selenium

Brazil nuts, mushrooms, soya beans, other nuts and animal products.

Selenium improves mood, reduces inflammation, is an antioxidant, prevents cell damage, is an anti – carcinogenic, which helps prevent cancer developing.

The recommended upper limit for adults is 400 µg per day which would equal 3 to 4 Brazil nuts.

Fatty fish

Such as salmon, mackerel, sardines, trout and herring contain high amounts of omega 3, which helps with cognitive function as well as anxiety.

It is recommended you eat a minimum of 2 to 3 servings of fatty fish per week.