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25 Foods That Help Anxiety

Eat This, Not That! Logo By Sharon Feiereisen of Eat This, Not That! | Slide 2 of 26: You probably already know that nuts are high in heart-healthy unsaturated fats, but when it comes to relaxing and refocusing your mood, you’ll want to pay particularly close attention to walnuts. “In addition to healthy fats the magnesium and omega-3 fatty acids found in walnuts have both been shown to positively impact serotonin and dopamine levels (mood hormones),” says Tanya Zuckerbrot, MS, RD, and the founder of the F-Factor Diet. She goes on to explain that magnesium helps regulate cortisol levels and promote feelings of well-being. Psychology Today even referred to it as “The Original Chill Pill” because of the vast research of magnesium in the prevention and treatment of anxiety and depression. Intrigued? Find out more with these benefits of magnesium.

1. Walnuts

You probably already know that nuts are high in heart-healthy unsaturated fats, but when it comes to relaxing and refocusing your mood, you’ll want to pay particularly close attention to walnuts. “In addition to healthy fats the magnesium and omega-3 fatty acids found in walnuts have both been shown to positively impact serotonin and dopamine levels (mood hormones),” says Tanya Zuckerbrot, MS, RD, and the founder of the F-Factor Diet. She goes on to explain that magnesium helps regulate cortisol levels and promote feelings of well-being. Psychology Today even referred to it as “The Original Chill Pill” because of the vast research of magnesium in the prevention and treatment of anxiety and depression. Intrigued? Find out more with these benefits of magnesium.

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