The physical effects of food on our bodies are well documented, it’s hard to go a full day without a new study saying which food we should and shouldn’t be eating. But what is less reported on is the psychological effects of foods and today we explain how certain food can help ease anxiety.
Almonds contain zinc, which has been shown to boost mood and memory, as well as healthy fats which are essential in the creation of neurotransmitters and iron for brain activity. While a tired brain may not seem like an immediate link to anxiety, a lack of mental energy can lead to anxiety if you’re faced with a stressful situation.
Avocados gets something of a bad rep because of their association with the word fat, but these particular fats are good for heart health and should be consumed as part of a healthy diet. Avocados also contain fibre, potassium and vitamins. They are also great for the brain. With more potassium than bananas, avocados provide nutrients for your neurotransmitters in the form of B vitamins and monounsaturated fats.
Chamomile is one of many natural herbs that have remarkable soothing effect on the body, hence why is it often consumed before bedtime. Chamomile is known to reduce physical malaise, hay fever, inflammation, gastrointestinal disorder and much more. As well as this, the herb has been proven to alleviate symptoms of heartburn, nausea, and colic.
Salmon, along with other oily fish is high in omega-3 fatty acids, and is often considered on the finest foods in terms of its health benefits. Omega-3 is particularly beneficial for the brain, primarily because 60% of the brain is made up of fatty acid. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in particular, is an omega-3 fatty acid, and protects the neurons in our brain. Because our bodies are incapable of produce DHA, it is essential that you consume fatty acids.
Eggs are packed with choline, an essential nutrient which aids brain function, but many adults don’t consume the recommended amount of choline each day. Choline is also essential in the creation of neurotransmitters, so that brain cells can communicate between each other and with muscle cells.
Master Oh is a London based energy healer and natural health practitioner with over 25 years’ experience working with the original energy that creates life, which is Qi Energy. Having himself suffered and overcome chronic issues at an early age, he has dedicated his life to sharing his healing method with the world.
He has opened Qi centres in Australia, America and in Europe and is constantly looking to help more people live free from physical, emotional and mental pain. Master Oh believes that by developing our innate good-hearted, generous and compassionate nature we can not only bring health and happiness into our lives, but also bring peace and harmony into our world.